Whom have I in heaven but you?
And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you.
My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
(Psalm 73:25-26 ESV)
My sleeping pattern of late has been rather strange; however, nothing has particularly changed with my schedule. For example, I woke up at 5AM the other day feeling totally rested and unable to return to slumber land.
I felt like God was intervening by intentionally interrupting my precious sleep time, drawing me to spend more time with Him.
what is man that you are mindful of him,
and the son of man that you care for him?
(Psalm 8:4 ESV)
The one true Creator God, who is outside of space and time, stepped into our time-space-matter universe as a baby boy. Before time even began He chose to love me – a rebellious, evil, narcissistic enemy. He showed His love for me by taking my place on the torturous execution tree.
The story doesn’t end there. He is no longer dead, but alive and enthroned in glorious heaven. He intercedes on my behalf daily.
These were my 5AM meditations. Perhaps I should do this more often. There’s always coffee to keep me up the rest of the day, right?