Awakening the Dawn

This Psalm conjures a beautiful picture of the Psalmist spending time on his instrument before dawn. Giving God the first fruits of his musical skill.

It is often said that the best time to practice ones instrument is first thing in the morning while the brain is fresh and I am encouraged to see David doing the same.

As a person of faith, I find that my best days are those that begin with quiet contemplation, reflection on God’s word and with prayer but I rarely spend those moments in the company of my piano, my equivalent to David’s “lute and harp”.

I am also reminded of the famous hymn:

“Holy Holy Holy, Lord God Almighty, Early in the morning, my song shall rise to thee…”

I am challenged therefore to include in my morning rituals, this practice of awakening my “lute and harp” that I might awake the dawn.

Thankfully, with the advent of digital instruments, it is possible to do so without awakening the rest of the neighbourhood by wearing headphones. 🙂 🎧

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