Morning Has Broken Again
I rolled my eyelids this morning and looked out the window to the Puerto Rico skyline. Maggie in my arms, I felt peace and tranquility and then Chiquito started barking. I rolled out of the bed to take our little chihuahua out for his morning ritual of urinating on several plants and releasing the dog food he had gobbled the night before.
As I sat and watched him do what he does, I looked and beheld the sky, the morning, the Yunque and the clouds.
I am blessed I thought. So blessed!
I felt a new hub coming. An inner voice was telling me to write.
Morning Has Broken.
I thought, what would I say? I started doubting that inner voice and I said the words to Chiquito, "vente" which means to come.
I looked again at the marvelous clouds with the sun trying to find its way over the top of them and I climbed the stairs to the door.
As I entered the house, Maggie was moving through the hall. We hugged and kissed with smiles of a good morning.
I put the coffee on to brew and retrieved the Bible from the bedroom.
We always pray and do a morning reading of the Word. I felt a tranquility like I have never felt this morning as we read out of the book of Luke. Words from Jesus on how we should love and pray for our enemies.
When we finished, the inner voice had transformed to Maggie's voice. Her sweet, beautiful humming was the tune that had come to my mind just earlier. A song sung by Cat Stevens: Morning Has Broken.
I Must Write!
Yes, God was talking to me. Talking to me in a mighty way!
I grabbed my camera and ran back outside with Maggie giving me a puzzled look. "A hub; some pictures!" I exclaimed as I ran out the door.
Morning has broken and I see God within. Oh how I see Him!
These are pictures that came and I will explain what our heavenly Father showed me after you see what I saw.
I had to name this hub Morning Has Broken Again because someone had already used the title Morning Has Broken.
As I looked at all this beauty around me and that beautiful song, I recalled all the things I had recently spoke against the composer of that wonderful song: Cat Stevens. He didn't write it, it was actually written in 1931 by Eleanor Farjeon.
This morning we read Luke 6:27-49. The verse that is getting my heart the most and to which I must ask Cat Stevens forgiveness is #37: Judge not, and you shall not be judged: condemn not, and you shall not be condemned: forgive, and you shall be forgiven:
Cat Stevens at some point in his life converted to the Muslim faith. His name now is Yusuf Islam. I believe this conversion came after he nearly drowned.
I, being a Christian, have had my issues with the Islamic religion. Does that mean I should hate Yusuf Islam? Jesus said no! I am to pray for and love him. May we all come together in unity under God in peace and love.
God hates no one, not even Lucifer.
We are to try to be just like our Father and His Son because we were created in His image.
That is the lesson I was taught today and I will keep listening to Cat Stevens Aka Yusuf Islam's music. No, I won't convert to Islam, but that doesn't mean we have to hate each other. We are all brothers and sisters and hating and killing is NOT the answer!.
Thanks be to God for this lesson He taught me today.
MORNING HAS BROKEN AGAIN!
© G.L. Boudonck
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