Psalm 127:2 says that "He (God) gives sleep to his beloved".
Oh how I wish! I would love to be able to have better and longer sleep.
But my sleep is most always fitful. I move in and out of good overnight sleep, ever being awakened by dreams (funny, fanciful, and fearsome).
How I wish that I did not dream!
How I wish that I could get at least eight hours of undisturbed sleep.
That wish was at the top of my mind when I finally hit the sack at 10:00 p.m. yesterday (23rd Jan 2011) after a day filled with great activity.
(Regular readers will know that a 10:00 p.m. bedtime is very late for me!)
But I did not get those eight hours of un-interrupted sleep. For my senior cat Ada decided that 4:30 a.m. today was the perfect time at which to scratch on my bedroom door. She scratched with great verve and energy.
She scratched and scratched so much that I gave up the idea of sleep and I arose to pet her; to make coffee; and to begin my day.
O.K. you "writer of Psalm 127". You may say that God will give his beloved sleep, but my cat Ada decided otherwise. So there!