Our sleep patterns can be disturbed in these troubling times. I have been annoyed that regularly I wake up at 5.00 am. It seems such a waste of sleep time. I need six or seven hours sleep every night. As I suffer from ME lack of sleep can be quite serious.
Then one morning I lay there at this early hour, frustrated because sleep wouldn’t come. Then I listened. The dawn chorus was in full swing. So many birds were singing their hearts out. I lay there, fully awake and just listened. Then the singing quietened and I must have dozed off. But within twenty minutes I was awake again listening. The birds were back with their singing.
Now I look forward to five in the morning. The peace that I get from this chorus is worth any amount of sleep. I eventually get up refreshed and praising God. Not a bad way to start the day.