THIS MORNING WHEN I ROSE
I woke up this morning feeling like warmed over misery from a tossed and turning sleepless night. It was hard to look at myself in the mirror, but through a dim arduous fog I managed to drag through face washing and tooth brushing; now let me tell you, this is not how I usually wake up. Out of pure habit and grit, I mopped slowly through the house to my office to do my prayers and meditation, but my spirit was like the dead battery in your car when it won’t even cause that clicking noise you hate to hear.
I couldn’t speak a word to god; I could barely even think of God, so I got up and wandered back to the bathroom to wash my face again and just sit ponderously on the commode. Finally, I had my first clear thought of God; I reminded myself that God is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow and that I, without a doubt, believe that God is appearing as me and all individual beings. Then I could remember that God’s joy and love will be there for me every moment of eternity. The spirit in me began to rise.
I noticed myself beginning to softly hum one of my very favorite gospel songs by the Mississippi Mass Choir. The song is. “When I Rose This Morning I Didn’t feel No Doubt”, sung by Ms. Mosie Burks and written by Jerry Smith. My humming turned into lyrics and my toe started tapping. I headed for my office, found the Mississippi Mass Choir on the web, and Mosie Burks and Jerry Smith, with God’s amazing spiritual voltage, began to lift me up where I could remember the abundant truth of God’s love and feel that desire in me to share that truth and the light that lives in us all.
If you don’t know this song, give it a listen or two; it will jump-start a dead battery. I’m here to tell you it’s true.