Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Song in the Night

Restless and unable to sleep,
my heart so aware of needs,
I began praying over
the things weighing on me.

Finally I arose, got a drink,
and slipped outside
to pray in the dark warmth
of the summer night.

With the gentle rhythm of the glider
my insides began calming,
when suddenly I was startled
by the silence-breaking song of a bird.

Joy and gratitude welled up inside
as I listened to this little creature
warbling and chirping and singing
his cheerful, multifarious birdsong.

How like God to come and sing
and be my cheering companion;
to remind me of his sweet presence
in the quiet of my lonely night watch.

"The Lord will send his faithful love by day;
his song will be with me in the night -
a prayer to the God of my life."
(Psalm 42:8)


  1. Oh.... this is beautiful! It touches me, because I've been feeling that need to 'watch' more too.

  2. I've missed your words.

    And this:
    "How like God to come and sing
    and be my cheering companion;"

    Yes, how like Him! And I cheer, too.

  3. Thank you, Monica....for even checking on me after my not writing for so long :), and for your encouraging words. I think I am ready to write some again.


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