You can wake early and watch the sunrise, you may feel the heat of the day or the shadows come. May you know God near you wherever you are and whatever is happening in your life.
In 1974 we went to a church in Streatham or Brixton where there was singing like this and it felt as close to heaven as you can get with singing. The organ pipes glowed with glory in my eyes, and we hugged people we didn’t know. Today’s verse for the day is ‘”He will cover you with His feathers; under His wings you will find refuge; His faithfulness is a shield and rampart.” Psalm 91:4
Even the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young—a place near your altar…” Psalm 84:3
But thanks be to God, who always leads us triumphantly as captives in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of Him.
Fragrance is used in the old testament where the fragrance of burnt offerings are pleasing to God. The wise men brought baby Jesus fragrant Frankincense and Myrrh. Catholic church incense is a resin incense of benzoin, frankincense, and myrrh. Mark 14 3 says ‘A woman came with a special sealed jar. It contained very expensive perfume made out of pure nard. She broke the jar open and poured the perfume on Jesus’ head.’ Nard is Spikenard, the distillation of a flower. That was broken on Jesus before he died, and his death was seen as an offering for sinners. The fragrance of the knowledge of him transforms something known into something pleasing to others and God.
This song by Graham Kendrick is may the fragrance of Jesus fill this place.
I woke last night and could not sleep and started singing this song through in my mind. I could not remember the singer but had liked the song when I was aged 17 or 18 and searching this morning on youtube found that somebody has put the song there. The All Day Song ( Love Him in the Morning ) by John Fischer.