Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where He prayed.
Did you know that the phrase,
“early in the morning”
appears more than 40 times in the Bible and in 20 different Books? Many of the authors of the Holy Scriptures saw something very special about the early morning hours in the day. In fact, I happen to prefer the early morning hours of the day over the late night evening ones. You can ask my family, because all while growing up in the jungle I was never a night owl. By the time 9:00PM rolled along, I was usually through. My eyes were heavy, and I was always ready for bed.
Yet, there is something to say about the early morning hours. Sometimes, that’s the best time to go fishing. I do a lot of running in the early morning hours before the sun even begins to rise. There’s nothing better than grabbing a cup of coffee, finding a nice quiet place in the early morning hours to have my devotional time. Several months ago Leslie had given me some flower seeds to plant, so I did. One of which is the Morning Glory Flower. As you can see in these photos outside our dining room window, this plant has taken off. Throughout the day, not one flower is blooming, but late, late at night and in the early morning hours these flowers open up and shine.