Sunrise is outside my window.
People are rushing in the cold air,
Into their cars or off to the bus.
I watch from my warm perch.
The day is firmly upon us.
Work and school are calling us to them,
Forcing us into this new day now.
And still I sit: watching.
Streams of “must do” thoughts fill my head.
Coffee in one hand, pen in the other,
I contemplate actions for today.
Knowing I can’t just watch.
I turn now from my window perch.
I’m just like the leaves flowing downstream,
following a path set before me.
From watcher to doer.
What path this morning of new days?
What achievements for this day of days?
What simple steps do I take forward?
The answers lie outside.
Into the world we throw ourselves.
We need not go it alone or blind.
Draw from the stream of his words and life.
Set the day on his path.
This day before the sunset comes.
I pray I saw more clearly God’s path,
for with his love and grace I moved on.
This day of days is his.