I am thankful for sleep.

Our bodies are designed to need rest. Most of us need about 7-8 hours of sleep to recharge and refresh. Many of us get fewer hours; some get more. But there's nothing like the feeling you have after going to bed at a decent hour, sleeping uninterrupted, and awaking when your body is ready. As rare as it may be, it is truly wonderful.

Now having said that, I am also thankful that our God never sleeps. It is a bit ironic that the one who designed us to need sleep needs no rest himself. That is good for all of us.

1 - I will lift up my eyes to the mountains;
 From where shall my help come?
 2 - My help comes from the LORD,
 Who made heaven and earth.
 3 - He will not allow your foot to slip;
 He who keeps you will not slumber.
 4 - Behold, He who keeps Israel
 Will neither slumber nor sleep.
  (Psalm 121.1-4)

This "restlessness" of God is part of his eternal vigilance on behalf of his creation. Because he is not bound by time and unaffected by weariness and toil, night and day are alike to him. He is always alert, always watching, always present.

For today, get some rest, and be thankful for the One who never does.