I’d like to see you in the morning light.
A line from an old 80s hair band song. Many times it pops into my head “in the morning light.” A 16-year-old girl with big 80s hairsprayed hair and even bigger dreams used to sing this song for us back in the 80s, of course! I didn’t think too much of her, but I thought the song was a pretty rock ballad. I was always a sucker for a love song, though.
So every now and then, in the early morning – that song, that line, filters into my mind.
Today is one of those days.
It got me thinking, this morning, about the frailty of life.
The song is about an ache, an emptiness, a desperate longing for someone who isn’t there anymore.
Live! Love the ones close to you. Spend time with God. Find and fill your purpose, however small that may be. Hold your dreams but don’t sacrifice reality to do so. This is our one life. And even though struggles come, life is a beautiful and sacred gift.
Don’t waste the chance to see a sunset, commune with God, hold your lover’s hand, play with your kid, complete that task, say those words.
I know some days you can’t wait to see the end of but treasure each one you have anyway.
I’d like to see you in the morning light…
Yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. – James 4:14
Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation. – 2 Corinthians 6:2