When I got up at 1.30 am last night to take Basil outside , I was greeted with freezing cold air and the most glorious starry night I have seen in a very long time.
It was wonderful to be able to stand and look at it for a few minutes, and ponder how tiny we are in the great scheme of God`s creation, and to glorify Him.
I would never have thought that having a puppy would bring spiritual benefit , but it did last night.
Basil went back to his bed, and I to mine, and I said a large part of my morning prayers (well, at least the parts I know by heart!) before drifting back to sleep.
It was worth being woken up for :-)