In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you, Lord, alone make me dwell in safety and confident trust. Psalm 4:8
Good morning to you. Recently, I have come to love the morning hours. After several years of suffering with insomnia, I finally listened to my primary care doctor and went to a sleep specialist, Dr. Lisa Squires. I include her name because she is a dedicated Christian and has worked a miracle in my life. Sometimes in the busyness of our daily tasks, we fail to pause and thank God for ordinary blessings. Take, for instance, breathing—until we develop a sinus issue and then we remember, oh, yes, breathing is a blessing. Or walking without pain, until we need a hip replacement, and then we remember how wonderful it is to take a simple leisurely walk to the mailbox. I’m not sure why we have to lose one of our bodily functions before we remember to thank God for daily blessings. Perhaps, we are too busy seeking earthly treasures.
Sleep is a great gift. Try lying in bed at four in the morning staring at the whirling ceiling fan and thinking that you have to get up in three hours for work. It is torturous! Night after night—the same routine. Wondrous sleep! Blessed relief and rest for the body! Thank you, God for the many blessings we so often take for granted. And forgive us when we whine about the trivial. Teach us to live in gratitude for the glorious workings of our body. You, God, are the giver of all great gifts. In gratitude for peaceful sleep, Linda