Awake and On Duty

It was a very short night last night. Abby and Lou Lou Belle are unforgiving when it comes to their schedule, so even though I didn't get to sleep until 2 a.m., they still were in my face looking for breakfast before 6 a.m.

I think I'll need a nap this afternoon.

Sleepless night are rare for me, and I am not sure how to explain why it was so hard to fall asleep last night. Perhaps it was the cell group meeting and the cleanup after everyone had left. Perhaps I didn't take sufficient time to "come down" after all the activity.

Whatever the cause, I am reminded that even when I do sleep, there is Someone who is awake and watching out for me. Psalm 121 is full of assurances that God stands guard over us 24/7. Listen to the words. I have taken the liberty of personalizing them, just as you can. "…he who watches over [me] will not slumber; indeed, he…will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord watches over [me]—the Lord is [my] shade at [my] right hand; the sun will not harm [me] by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord will keep [me] from all harm—he will watch over [my] life; the Lord will watch over [my] coming and going both now and forevermore."

Even in the long and sleepless night watches, you and I do not watch alone. And when we sleep, He stands guard.


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