Sunday, July 11, 2010

Life Together (in the morning)

I love staying up late but I love waking up early to meet God in the quiet of the morning even more.

I recently began a "Life Together" by Dietrich Bonhoeffer. It is a classic on christian community that I have been wanting to read for awhile now. This particular quote is about the morning in which he encourages Christian communities to wake early to worship and meet God in the breaking of the new day.

Embrace rather than endure the new days that come...

"For Christians the beginning of the day should not be burdened and oppressed with besetting concerns for the day's work. At the threshold of the new day stands the Lord who made it. All the darkness and distraction of the dreams of night retreat before the clear light of Jesus Christ and his wakening Word. All unrest, all impurity, all care and anxiety flee before him. Therefore, at the beginning of the day let all the distraction and empty talk be silenced and let the first thought and the first word belong to him to whom our whole life belongs.."Awake thou that sleepest and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give theh light" (Eph.5:14).

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