Friday, March 11, 2005

2:00 AM

Life looks a lot different at 2:00 in the morning. Absolutely still. Dark. Almost everyone is sleeping, and those who aren't are quiet. I'm not sure why I can't sleep tonight, but I'm thinking about how amazing God is to not need sleep. Nighttime reveals just how human we are, how vulnerable and limited. Boundless energy and big visions must all rest. Tired moms and hospital patients, too. Sleep is the great leveler of humanity. We all need it -- no matter how rich or poor, intelligent or simple. Stresses seem irrelevant at this hour. Problems smaller. We can (and must) rest in the arms of the One who needs no sleep.

"He won't let you stumble,
your Guardian God won't fall asleep."
from Psalm 121 (the Message)

I'm headed back to bed ...