New Day

In an essay entitled “Overtaken By Joy,” Ardis Whitman writes of a beautiful moment when she was completely overtaken by the Miracle of God’s creation:

I had been working all night on a manuscript. it would not come right, and I felt I could never finish it. But as the clock struck five, the last sentence fell into place, and I put down my pen, opened the door, and stepped out onto the lawn. The stars were thinning out and the sky in the east had that “light-is-coming” look. A few birds began to sing, tentatively trying out their voices, each seemingly waking the next. The trees, dark shapes on the horizon, began now to take on form and configuration.…

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