(Genesis 1:5 NIV) God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning–the first day.
When God created the world he separated it with light. When light was present darkness was banished. The entrance into that light was called morning. It was a new thing that had not been experienced.
The light of morning marks the start of each day. It calls us to a newness and freshness. It signals the time for us to stir from a sleep that may very well symbolize death. We arise with the expectation that we must face the tasks set before us and conquer them.
Often we tend to reject that newness of daylight as an intrusion upon our rest. We see it as an enemy that we must resist. We even named the devices that we created to wake us up ALARM clocks. As if the morning were some dread enemy and an alarm must be sounded to protect us from it. Yet, it is an enemy easily defeated by the mere touch of a snooze button.
We have devised all manner of methods for dealing with this morning light and we utilize them quite effectively. At the last possible moment we leap from under our covers and fly into our day with the terror that we will somehow be overcome by the day. Panic sometimes fills our hearts and the adrenaline flows giving us the ‘start’ we need to face this monstrous thing called morning.
Sadly this illustration can also be applied to the Christian lifestyle. God views morning to be such a precious time that scripture even refers to his Son, Jesus, as the morning star.
(2 Peter 1:19 NIV) And we have the word of the prophets made more certain, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.
(Revelation 22:16 NIV) “I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star.”
Life is the largest bank in the world. We will draw interest from it only if we invest. Life actually only consists of a single day. Each time we go to sleep life ends until we awake once again. Today is the only day that we have. The attitude that we adopt upon arising from sleep is the foundation for our entire day. That makes your morning attitude the foundation for your life.
Each morning that we awaken is similar to that first morning. It is a new day that has not been experienced. It is fresh. A blank canvas upon which we will place the paint of our lives. Have a bad day yesterday? Take charge of your life and change your attitude. What kind of day are you going to choose to experience today?