I got up at 3:30 a.m. today, this after waking up at 2:30 unable to go back to sleep. I listened to a sermon and am listening over and over to the song ‘Scandal of Grace’ by Hillsong. I would try to go back to sleep now at 5 a.m., but I’m soon headed to the hospital to pray with someone who has to be there at 6 a.m. It’s been a rough three days for our church. We’ve had three deaths of people associated with the church. I cannot wait for the sunrise.
The Jews believe the teachings of the Talmud that a day begins and ends at sunset, that the day begins at sunset and runs from sunset to sunset. Dietrich Bonhoeffer says the day of the New Testament church begins at sunrise in the early morning and ends with the dawning light of the next morning.
If you’ve ever driven all night long, you know when the new day starts. It begins at sunrise. You feel like you’ve made it through a night’s drive when you see the sky begin to glow. Or if you have ever sat up with someone in the hospital, you also recognize the new day begins at sunrise.
There is a sunrise on the way. And even if this new day is no better than yesterday, we must believe there is still a hope that comes with another new sunrise tomorrow if we just hang in there.
Reblogged this on The Elisha Project.
This was so on-time and yet reading your blog at this time in the morning so out of character…that only one answer remains – God. Praise Him. Thank Him. Adore Him. Revere Him.
Thank you Brother Scott for hearing from Him and reminding me that we must hang on.
George, you and I are called to so much more than humanly possible. I thank God for your friendship. Even though we are 10 hours apart, we are one in Spirit.