Of course, “early” is relative. What feels early for me to get up might feel like sleeping in for someone else, or vice versa. I’ve gotten so used to getting up “early” that I automatically wake up around 6 am every morning, even on mornings I can sleep in.
There are a quite a few things I love about getting up early. One of the things I love the most is that I get to enjoy the cool morning air and see the sunrise. Sometimes though, it’s so foggy that I can’t even see the sun! Once, the fog was so dense and blue in some areas that it felt like I was underwater.
One of the best days of my life was the day I got up before dawn and had the privilege of witnessing a C-section. I loved the feel of the OR, seeing a huge sterile field with various instruments, and watching the surgeon and the team at work.
Often times, I wake up in the morning with a song on my mind. This morning the song on my heart was “Sitting At The Feet Of Jesus”. When I wake up with my mind on the Lord, it’s amazing how much faster I get up! What motivates you to get up each morning?
(Special thanks to Liz Fisher for the sunrise picture!)