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Morning Has Broken Again

Updated on January 3, 2012
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In 2007, Greg's 23 month old Grandson was killed. At that point, he found a need to write about his family, crime, and local issues.

Chiquito | Source

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.

Do You See The Face?
Do You See The Face? | Source
Seeking The Sun
Seeking The Sun | Source
The Sun's Blanket
The Sun's Blanket | Source
Red Beauty
Red Beauty | Source
Morning Broke Through Again
Morning Broke Through Again | Source

My Lesson

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.


© G.L. Boudonck


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      Apostle Jack 5 years ago from Atlanta Ga

      " Off the Hook".

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      Greg Boudonck 5 years ago from On A Mountain In Puerto Rico

      Solus, my friend; thank you for such a wise comment. How right you are my brother. Can any of us actually believe we could do what Jesus did?

      I pray all is well with you my friend and brother. Love ya man!

      Thank you Mary.

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      This is truly a beautiful Hub in every way: the words, the photos, everything. Thanks so much for sharing. I voted it UP, etc.etc.

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      Solus_Vero 5 years ago

      Yes, you are a VERY blessed man. I remember a (few) times when you thought you were cursed. I think those trials makes a person truly understand what a blessing is and enjoy them even more.

      I have a rhetorical question for you and everyone else reading this (even me).

      Can anyone truly say they are "Christian"? The word Christian means "Christ Like". Can anyone say they can actually hang on a cross and not only NOT hate those who put him there but, love them enough to pray god forgives them for putting him there ? I personally think I am TRYING to be a good Christian and you will hear me say I am of the Christian FAITH but, you will never hear me say "I am Christian".

      Good, well written Hub Brother. Yes, you are blessed. I miss you.

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 5 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      I love you and you are a good writer, trying to help others. I guess we will never stop answering by Internet.

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 5 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      Ohh such nice hub and such anti-romantic answer.

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      Greg Boudonck 5 years ago from On A Mountain In Puerto Rico

      Lol my love--at least I left out that word we use when he is releasing his food. LOL

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 5 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      Wow!!! you write every detail..."every"...but the lesson is a great one and the photos are wonder you were so excited. Blesses to all to readers.