Thursday, April 19, 2007

The Law of Inertia

Why is it so hard to get out of bed in the morning?

Because there is so much ahead you have to do?

Because there is so much left from yesterday that didn’t get done?

Because there is too little to look forward to the dawning day?

Because you were up too late last night trying to catch up?

Personally, I think it’s all of the above.

And it is what Newton figured out that “objects in motion tend to stay in motion and objects at rest want to stay in bed!”

You tell me he was in some lab when he came up with that, I bet he was trying to pry himself out from under the blankets too! Come to think of it, this is the same guy who “discovered” gravity while sitting under an apple tree…he lead a pretty sedentary life!

Okay, so eventually you have to get up.

While I can’t ease the pain of parting with your pillow, I can offer you two promises, like a pair of fuzzy slippers to help with the cold wood floors of morning reality.

“The unfailing love of the Lord never ends! Great is His faithfulness, His mercies begin afresh each day.” Lamentations 3:23

“Morning by morning He wakens me and opens my understanding to His will.” Isaiah 40:5

So while I need to leave my warm soft cocoon, I step into the day knowing that God will give me a fresh day's supply of understanding to discern what to do and mercies to sustain me so that I can do it.

Now where is that coffee pot...?


Anonymous said...

I knew that coffee had to fit in there in some way, somehow.

Becky said...

Man (woman) cannot live (be awakened) by bread (philosophy) alone!!(that's what a nice hot cup of Kona is for!)

chrisd said...

That is awesome! I read your first couple of pages--do you want an e-mail or do you want to wait until Tuesday?