A midnight sun sits above the mountains overlooking the MatSu Valley.

Gently I drift away on a dream,
To sounds of the wind, rivers, and streams.

Reclining in clouds of cotton and fabric,
I hide under mountains, in caves of blankets.

Darkness comes from the east afar,
And brings the twitterlight of the stars.

By stars, this ship, I will navigate to meet
The one that I love, wherever she be.

This ship I board to that distant land,
My life I will leave, ’til morning again.


“For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.”
Psalm 30:5 (KJV)

The last line is what really caught my attention. It is a nugget that should be taken in the context of the whole, but it is also a timeless truth. For those who are Christ’s, those sealed with the Holy Spirit, our sadness and sorrow can only last for so long. Even if our sorrow lasts to the end of our life, our joy will last forever!

Sleep fixes a lot of things, but one thing that it always seems to do is reset a person back to default. You might only be “reset” for a few minutes until you remember your current plight, but God-given sleep is a rest that does more than just rest our bodies. Our minds, our souls, and our hearts are all given rest when we sleep. Thank God for sleep.