Can you hear that? No? Neither can I. The whispers of life outside my window tease me to what I can be missing out on. The clacks of flip flops on the pavement tell stories of running late for church and rushed walking to the coffee shop.
The silence is almost haunting, but yet so beautifully peaceful. The only clicks and clacks from my little apartment are the sounds of my coffee pot, turning on and reheating the freshly aromatic drink that greets my lips every morning.
I sit here in utter peace about life, not in a rush to get from A to B. Not distracted by the glaring messages on my phone or by the hum of a television (we actually don’t have one of those). But instead, I am immersed by the words of a fellow writer, filling up the pages with black ink and experiences. I drink sips of my coffee whilst balancing it on my knee trying not to spill as I highlight the words that speak to me most out of the book. I look at the clock with time to spare before I need to push the start button on my day.
When’s the last time you had a morning like this?
My mornings are usually filled with hitting the snooze button 3….okay 5, times. Throwing my mess of hair back in a bun and slipping on whatever clothes are not dirty and still hanging up in my closet. Running out the door in a huff, spilling searing hot coffee down my hand as I rush to get to the bus stop to catch the shuttle to work. *SIGH*
We need more mornings to be like the former. We need our mornings to be given the acknowledgement that they deserve, a gift from God of a clean slate and a fresh start. The birds that wake us up should not be a nuisance, but rather a reminder of the God who gave them the voice to sing. We need to ease our way into our days, not because it will make the wear and tear of the day not happen, but it’s good for our souls. It’s good to be awaken peacefully and immersing ourselves with things that will give us the inspiration and maybe will soften the blow of what they day has in store.
“And do this, understanding the present time: The hour has already come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed.” Romans 13:11