5:30AM is a dark time. They say it’s always darkest before the dawn and in my little room there is truth in that but I touch flame to the wick that gives birth to light. The walls painted a butter yellow glow as candlelight dances and flickers joy. Beckoning and calling me to nestle in deep and press open the spine of His truth.
I touch the pages and trace words that bring life. My fingers lingering on these ancient and sacred truths that God placed in the hearts of His servants, saints. A certain awe washes over me. These truths, they are more than echoes of times gone by. They are more than a history lesson and children’s stories. They are timeless, life changing, joy bringing heralds of His glory and power.
And each day as I press deep into the Word, dress myself in the beauty of the text, wear His promises like I might wear my own clothes I can feel Him with me. I hide these words in my heart as I live life to the very edge and He shows me time and time again in the echoes of my day that He has never left me, He has never abandoned or forgotten me. And I know this like I know my own name because His Word has told me so.
And my dreams they rise with the sun. Delicate fingers of light bending and finding their way to dance upon the pages of my Bible casting light upon Light. And I press my cheek there on the sun-warmed pages and whisper my heart to God and find joy in the knowing that His mercies are new and His promises solid, every single day. Even when it’s darkest before the dawn.
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