Ps 90 – “Surprise us with love at daybreak; then we’ll skip and dance all the day long.”
The wee hours of the night — those darkest and most quiet hours — are often the very hours when life can overwhelm us.
Have you lain in bed awake at night, restless and unable to find the “Off Switch”? As we contemplate life, worry about the next day, rehash an incident from the day before, or rehearse what we’ll say to someone with whom we have conflict, everything gets large … way too large.
Perhaps it’s the darkness. Or the quietness. Or the loneliness.
“Surprise us with love at daybreak,” writes the Psalmist. Yes. We need more than daylight or sunshine when we awake. We want more than a clock that announces a new morning. We need love … specifically, GOD’s love.
When we start the day surprised by love and immersed in love, we start a day in which we can give. When love launches our day, everything about the day changes. Christ’s love makes it possible for us to love. The security we find in Him transforms our ability to serve others.
Today has already dawned. But pause with the Psalmist for just a moment and pray: “Father — whose love is unshakeable; Son — whose love endured hostility and the Cross; and Spirit — whose love transforms us; surprise me once more with that love in these moments.”
His love — and His love alone — holds us and sustains us. We will indeed skip and dance all day long.
Breath Prayer for Today: “Your love sustains me, Lord.”