For some reason this cartoon reminded me of me. I cannot begin to tell you how many times, regardless what time I get to bed at night, that I am wide awake at between 3:00 and 4:00 am. I always thought it was just a random symptom of getting older, and maybe it is.
But maybe there is more to it than that. My dear wife once told me that I don't know how to turn my mind off at night. Maybe there's something to that as well. Or maybe it's just that often, it seems like God chooses those wee hours of the morning to speak to me.
I used to keep a notebook beside the bed for times like that. I figured, if God wakes me up in the middle of the night with some profound thought or dream, I could at least jot down a few notes and revisit them in the morning. That idea didn't last long, as I rarely found myself drifting back into a decent sleep.
Consequently, nowadays it's fairly common to find me simply crawling out of bed at some previously unheard of hour, make some coffee, curl up with my Bible, and prayerfully try to discern what God is saying. Many times blog posts have been birthed at those times, while other times, the best I can do is write some random notes, hoping that perhaps later, God will give illumination to that which at the time seems like little more than a jumbled mess.
Well there you have it. What's significant about the cartoon? Oh, that's "just my mind."
Great tune. Sort of says it all, doesn't it?
"Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things." (Colossians 3:2)
"Be still and know that I am God." (Psalm 46:10)
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