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Evan Morgan

Evan Morgan

Evan Morgan is the founder and President of Our Daily Bread University (christianuniversity.org/). He also served for 12 years as the Senior Vice President of Global Ministry Efforts for Our Daily Bread Ministries. In this position he was responsible to oversee the development of Our Daily Bread’s global teaching content and resources. Evan is married to Elisa (co-host of the ministry’s Discover the Word radio program), and they have two grown children and two grandchildren who live near them in Denver, Colorado.

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Night Watches

During my college days, my summers were spent working at a guest ranch in the stunningly beautiful mountains of Colorado. On a rotating basis, staff members were assigned “night watch” duty—to keep an eye out for forest fires in order to protect the guests as they slept. What initially seemed to be an exhausting and thankless task became a unique opportunity for me to be still, reflect, and find solace in the majesty of God’s presence.

King David earnestly sought and thirsted for the presence of God (Psalm 63:1), even from his bed and through the “watches of the night” (v. 6). The psalm makes it clear David was troubled. It’s possible the words contained in it reflect his deep sadness over the rebellion of his son Absalom. Yet the night became a time for David to find help and restoration in the “shadow of God’s wings” (v. 7)—in His power and presence.

Perhaps you’re dealing with some crisis or difficulty in your life, and the night watches have been anything but comforting. Perhaps your own “Absalom” weighs heavy on your heart and soul. Or other burdens of family, work, or finances plague your times of rest. If so, consider these sleepless moments to be opportunities to call out and cling to God—allowing His loving hand to uphold you (v. 8).

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