There is a lot of evidence that shows people are generally more productive in the morning and since science and faith are intertwined, I believe there’s a reason God wired us this way. Maybe it is no coincidence that “Early in the morning” appears so often in the Bible. It seems that “early in the morning…” indicates something big is about to happen. Sometimes it is a battle in which God leads his people to victory, other times it is a sin that is about to be committed. Either way we can look at the phrase “early in the morning…” and realize that we have a choice of how we will begin our day. Will it be with rejoicing and prayer? Or with distractions and contempt? Will we be fruitful and take care of our bodies and souls? The solitude of morning and the freshness of a new day make for the perfect combination to meet with God. Even Jesus recognized the importance of this time of day to meet with His Father. “Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.” Mark 1:35
Mary Magdalene was one of the first to witness the most miraculous moment in history – the resurrection – because of her devotion to meet Jesus “Early in the morning.” (Luke 24) We don’t know how the rest of our day will turn out or what we will face but starting the day with a joyful attitude will increase our strength and trust in God to handle whatever it is that comes our way.
Ecclesiastes 11:6 says “Sow your seed in the morning, and at evening let your hands not be idle, for you do not know which will succeed, whether this or that, or whether both will do equally well.”
The first thing that God created was the light of morning and He called it “day”. (Genesis 1:4-5) Every morning, we get to wake up and experience that light. The first of all God’s creations is still ever-present in our lives and we would be fools not to take advantage of the gift of the morning.
In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.
Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.
Because of the Lord’s great love, we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.