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June 17, 2022

“For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.” (Psalm 30″5)

My desk is oriented in such a way that the windows in this room are behind me. I have my face in this monitor from the time my eyes open (very often before 5 a.m.) til I can’t keep them open any longer (generally 11 p.m.). The day passes behind me. Until I have to get up from the desk and get something or do something. Just this morning …

As I turned in my desk chair to toddle off to the kitchen, of course I noticed the sun is up (it’s about time, too … I think I’m the only one who knows when the sun is late to work. Wink!) and say, Good morning, sun! Aren’t you beautiful? ! And as I meander into the kitchen, I think to myself, The sun is as beautiful as the Father’s Son and gives a hint of what His brightness is. “

23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof. (Rev 21:23).

That light, that sun, that Son shines and never burns the skin, never causes thirst (‘give to me this living water’ – woman at the well), never hurts the eyes or causes the body to perspire in discomfort.

The Son lights my days, let’s me sleep in dreamless comfort, and helps me to appreciate all that I have and all that He’s given me.

Joy cometh in the morning. Every morning.



“For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.” (Psalm 30:5)

Joy does come in the morning – another sunrise of God’s artistry in sky, the things and people around us that we love, the surety of His love. Joy does, indeed, come in the morning.

We’ve all had our sorrows and sadnesses, our disappointments with others that can’t compare with our disappointments in ourselves. The loneliness, the longing. It takes a certain maturity, I think, to realize that we are not lonely and longing for material people and things, but for a closeness to our Lord and Savior. He is ever near to us but we seem to spend so much time and effort pushing Him further and further away til we are alone in a dark valley filled with shadows and uncomfortable sounds. Three a.m., staring at the ceiling, wondering how we got to where we are from where we began. The answer is always, one step at a time. We either didn’t see them or chose to ignore them, those steps that took us away from where we most needed to be. Most wanted to be.

Come the morning – the sun breaks through the fading dark and we are given the gift of another day; a day in which there is nothing but possibilities – we can choose to make the very best of those possibilities or we can continue on that step path away from Him. We can amend our lives or we can continue in our old ways. We know in which direction lies joy.