“Meet Me At The Crossover”– A Monthly Feature
By Jennifer St. Clair, 4-10-23
Daybreak arrives precisely on time every single morning, signaling us to arise and start
anew. Some ‘late nighters’ find this difficult to do and merely roll over and pull the
covers over their heads. Most of us can relate given the fact we’ve all done the same
thing on occasions…when a report had to be finished, company stayed later than
anticipated, a phone call lasted longer due to a friend’s need to vent, etc. etc. etc. And
yet, I feel guilty when a sunrise soars above the horizon as God gifts me a wake-up
present and I miss receipt of it because I laid in bed ten minutes too long. We should
know by now…God doesn’t delay sunrise to fit our schedules!
The predawn moments have become a Holy Time for me. My strength is renewed and I
am saturated in peace and filled up to the brim with joy as God welcomes me to witness
His splendor day after day. There may have been heartbreaks in my yesterdays, but
when my eyes feast on the glowing sky before me, I know without a doubt, God’s got
me in the palm of His hand. And all that concerns me seems to pass away.
Prayers of gratitude lift to the Heavenlies for beach life wonders revealed in God’s
beautiful creations surrounding my every step. It is truly amazing how many signs and
symbols appear daily to assist me on my journey to BeComing…IF…I pay attention and
guard against ill intended distractions that are so prevalent in our chaotic world. As far
as I’m concerned? Nothing! Absolutely nothing will rob me of the JOYS of the Lord!
Amen and Amen!!!
Clap your hands all peoples! Shout to God with loud songs of joy! Psalm 47:1
Jennifer St. Clair is a pianist, award-winning songwriter, composer, artist, author and photographer. She relocated to Jacksonville Beach, Florida from the north Georgia mountains in 2014. Currently she serves as Pianist at Amelia Plantation Chapel. Her solo piano compositions can be found on sheetmusicplus.com. For more information:
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