On the few mornings that my little guy wakes up before I do, he will wander into my room and announce “Mom, get up! The sun is up!”. Yesterday he arrived in my room at 4:30 AM. As the sun was not yet up but he was, he reached the conclusion that there was some issue between the sun and the moon. “Mom, I think the dark is broken.”
Ever have one of those mornings? You know the ones. You wake up, ready and wide awake for the day, only to discover that your day isn’t scheduled to start far a few more hours. What do you do with that time? Try to go back to sleep? I generally end up exhausted all day if I do go back to sleep. If you stay up, what can you do that doesn’t wake the whole house? Its a bit of a dilemma. It seems like you should be productive. You may even want to be productive since you are awake and ready to start the day.
In thinking about all of this, I discovered that my son’s statement truly sums up the way I have been feeling for a while. You see, there are several plans that we have made, things we want to accomplish but the timing hasn’t been right yet. It’s like being awake early, ready to get started but it isn’t time yet. Sometimes, I have felt frustrated by this timing. Impatient. It feels like the dark is broken. Its lingering too long and not allowing the sun to shine.
As a parent, I see the clock. I know that it isn’t yet time for the sun to shine. I know that there is nothing wrong between the sun and the moon. From my perspective, I am assured that the dark is in fact not broken.
Now I am reminded that God the Father can see what I do not. He knows and understands things that are beyond my comprehension. He knows that the dark is not broken.