I suddenly woke very early this morning, long before the alarm was to go off, and lay there wondering what had interrupted my sleep, for I was surrounded by quiet deep and soft.
I saw the reflected lights of the clock, I heard a distant train whistle sound, the tires of the occasional car passing by outside made a eerie whooshing sound.
I tossed and turned, trying to get back to sleep, knowing that this morning I had early to rise, and I so wanted to get in a little more rest, before I heard the alarm's strident cries.
Then all became even more silent than before, and the dark was even more deep - for the power had gone out, the clock lights were extinguished, and the quiet of the night was complete.
I heard the generator outside kick on, and power was restored to the house inside; the fans started turning, the clock lights came back on - but the time it showed was not right.
Then I smiled in the dark for I now knew the reason why I had awakened so soon, for God knew the power would go out and that without the alarm I might
have slept til noon.
Any other day this might not be so bad, but on Sunday I do not want to
sleep in, for this is the day we all meet at church for our appointment to give praise to Him!
It made me think of all the times when we think things are just not working out right, and only when we look back in time do we have the gift of insight.
For what we see as mistakes and delays just might be the hand of God in our lives, pushing us forward, or holding us back before some other trouble arrives.
I no longer believe things happen by chance, there is always a reason for it
to be - the hard thing is to look behind the surface, to find what He wants us to see.
This morning to me was a gentle reminder of God's caring touch, and to remember and thank Him for all the blessings I have, for He has given me so much.
At the top of my list of the blessings I've been given is the dream that He made come true, for all the joy in my life is centered in Him, and wrapped up in the love that I have for you!
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