Can't Sleep!

...the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.

Psalm 19:8

      Sometimes when I toss and turn, I think perhaps it’s the Holy Spirit who is nudging me awake. I can feel unsettled staring alone into the dark, and it may take  a while to focus on his invitation. Finally, like Samuel did, I answer, “Yes, Lord, I’m listening!”
      When this happens, I often find God wants to highlight a few events from my day. He might help me visualize the sunlit tree branches I had noticed. Perhaps I picture a friend who had cheered me up in the hallway, or recall hearing a song I particularly enjoy.
      Then, I thank God for enlightening me to his presence in my experiences. With the comfort that he is near, I am able to rest in his care.

Lisa Heule
Littleton, CO

Holy Spirit, my peacefulness and my sleep depend on your light! Amen.

Reflect: Close your eyes and let the Holy Spirit show you how he has been present to you today.

Read: Psalm 19:7-9 and Isaiah 5:20