As a Sentry Longs for Dawn

I long for the Lord
    more than sentries long for the dawn,
    yes, more than sentries long for the dawn. ~ Psalm 130:6 NLT

Staying awake all night is not for me!!
My husband claims I’m sound asleep
before the lightbulb in my side table lamp cools.
I can stay awake a while…for a reason.
But sleep calls. I drove all night once
in January, 1973, the one and only time.
But I can imagine how a sentry longs for dawn.
And I see what the Psalmist meant, longing even more
for God’s presence in my life.
I, too, long for the Lord
more than sentries long for the dawn.

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