I’ve been up for 30 minutes and it’s just now 5:18 in the morning. Dark. Quiet. Still. The birds aren’t even up yet. This is my favorite time of the day. I look forward to this time and I’m extremely protective of it. Doesn’t matter what time I go to bed, I’m up and in my studio with my coffee about this time every day.
It’s kind of funny today that it’s so quiet and dark, because the song in my head this morning goes:
Ooo, There’s somethin’ ’bout the way
Your sun shines on my face.
It’s a love so true I can never get enough of You.
This feeling can’t be wrong.
I’m about to get my worship on.
Take me away on this beautiful day!
I’ve got no need to worry, I’ve got no room for doubt
No matter what’s coming at me,
You’ll always be the beautiful I sing about
There ain’t no limitations to Your amazing grace
And there’s somethin’ ’bout the way Your love shines on my face
This is an upbeat Jamie Grace song called Beautiful Day. It makes me smile and sing along. It makes my heart happy even when it’s dark outside, or dreary and rainy, or if I’m just having an awful day at work.
To wake up with this song singing through my mind gives me a brighter day before my feet even hit the floor. It’s so hard to describe! It’s NOT a Disney kind of feeling with blue-birds dressing me while squirrels bring me my morning coffee. It’s a deep knowing that, no matter what the day brings, I have a joy deep down that I cannot even describe. A “joy unspeakable and full of glory” as the old hymn says.
There’s another line from this song I love…
When trouble seems to rain on my dreams
It’s not a big, not a big deal
Let it wash all the bugs off my windshield
Cause Your showing me that in a You, I’m free
And Lord, You are the refuge that I can’t wait to get to
The “rain” of trouble or problems in my life and all the mess they can cause, or hurt they bring up in my heart… Washing the “bugs” off the rose-colored windshield I tend to use sometimes. My bugs of selfishness, pride, vanity, doubt. One thing I know without a doubt is that trouble in my life brings me closer to the Giver of Life. They bring me to my knees and back to the One who can turn it all around.
So “no matter what’s coming at me, You’ll always be the Beautiful I sing about.” In my head, in my heart, in the shower, in the car…
I wonder if I could get a rose-colored windshield installed on my car…