In my living room is a large picture window. In the morning during the late fall and winter months, the sun shines brightly through this window and heats up the area in front of it. That is my favorite place to prayer and do my devotions during this time of year. One reason is because it is warm and my house is generally a little on the chilly side. The other reason I love it is because when I close my eyes and face out towards the sun, I can feel the warmth penetrate through my whole body. Not just physically but spiritually…lighting up the darkness. I always feel this extra closeness to God as I kneel quietly in that spot.
Often, I like to have worship music playing in the background as I pray. It helps to keep my mind more focused and stops me from thinking about all I have to do that day.
This morning as I was sitting on the floor in this spot, listening to music and praying, the words of one of the songs really struck me. The song is King of Heaven by Hillsong United. (you can listen by clicking the song title) The song does an amazing job of describing the birth of Jesus. The lines that really struck me this morning were :
Heaven whispered out
In our darkness
Glory pierced the night
But now we’re lifted up
King of heaven
God is here with us