Awake My Soul

What a glorious morning God has given us today!

I love running on Sunday mornings – it’s quiet, everything is blooming, it smells fresh, and it kind of begins my worship before church.

Today was especially nice though. I saw the bright sliver of the moon. I saw a deer – just a few feet away as I ran along. And then, the sunrise. I was in the right place at the right time and it was rosy and purple and beautiful.

I had such a sense of peace and hope come over me as I realized that God is in control of everything.

He reminded me once again that I need to be present in each moment – aware of the sights, sounds and people He has placed in front of me.

Had I not looked up when I did, I would have missed the deer as she dashed into the trees.

Had I not looked, I would have missed the glory of that sunrise, because when I looked again, the vibrant colors had faded to pastel, and then were gone.

I could barely see the moon as I rounded the turn to come home, but it was bright and stunning when I started out.

I will face the day with eyes wide open to see what God has in store for me!