Tuesday, February 19, 2008
I have been blessed with a wonderful friend who often calls me early in the morning. Our conversation usually goes like this:
Me (in a very groggy, sleepy voice): "Hellllloooo."
Friend (in an annoyingly cheerful voice): "Have you seen the sunrise this morning?"
Me (yawning): "mm.. well, no. Actually not. Is it up already?"
Friend: "Oh, walk outside and just take a look. You aren't going to believe how beautiful it is!"
Me: "Ummmm....I'm not exactly dressed to go outside this morning. I'll check it out in a while."
Friend: "Oh - you'll miss it! Go on outside - no one will see you! Hurry up! I'll wait for you!"
Me: "Oh brother. Okay. Wait a minute while I crawl out of my nice warm snuggly bed. Ouch! I just hit my toe. Oh wait, Josey needs to go outside, let me get her out of her kennel. Okay, we are near the back door. Okay, the door just opened. Whoa! That's a mighty cold blast of air there! Whew!"
Then I look up.
How very gracious of God to give me a friend who helps me not to miss the beauty of a sunrise.