Morning

The eye of the adulterer also waits for the twilight, saying, ‘No eye will see me’; and he veils his face. In the dark they dig through houses; by day they shut themselves up; they do not know the light. For deep darkness is morning to all of them; for they are friends with the terrors of deep darkness.
Job 24:15–17
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Morning
            There is nothing better than waking up in the morning after a great night’s sleep.  You are refreshed and ready to take on the day.  Morning is full of possibilities.  We pray in Luther’s Morning Prayer, “I thank You, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that You have kept me this night from all harm and danger.” This reminds us that God has once again seen us through the night.  When we are asleep, we are the most vulnerable.  It is at this time when we are at the mercy of those who are awake.  Morning changes this.  We can see and walk without stumbling.  Those who incline towards evil see morning as an enemy, because it brings with it the light.  For those intent on evil, “deep darkness is morning to all of them.”  Therefore, as children of God we walk in the light of Christ.  We turn from the darkness towards the Light. And this is only possible through the power of the Holy Spirit to make grow the seeds of faith which were planted in us.  And as the flowers of the field bloom and face the sun, so too does our faith bloom and face the Son, as God Word and Sacraments strengthen our faith.  We look to the cross of Christ in faith and know we are forgiven.  We see the empty tomb and know the light has triumphed over the darkness.  We hear the Good News and know “the darkness has not overcome it” (John 1:5).
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