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      Night Watch

      When I was a little kid, I slept with a night-light.  I can remember calling for my parents in the middle of the night, because I was scared of the monsters under the bed or the robbers that might be in the house in the middle of the night.  Obviously, these things don’t scare me now, but there are things that keep me up at night.  Sometimes, it’s something I ate earlier that day.  Sometimes, it’s a stressful decision that I need to make at work.  Sometimes, it’s a relationship that needs mending.  Sometimes it’s the challenges of life.

      This afternoon, I took some time to read on my deck, and I came across these verses:

      “On my bed I remember you; I think of you through the watches of the night.  Because you are my help, I sing in the shadow of your wings.  My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me.”  Psalm 63:6-8

      This is a great reminder for the times when sleeping is a challenge.  I can trust God for help.  He upholds me.  I can cling to that.  I’m looking forward to a good nights sleep.