And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, [Jesus]departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed. Mark 1:35

What is more invigorating than rising early to start a fresh day? Vacationing affords such opportunities. However, more rewarding than that, it is to rise early, while it is still dark, to spend time with God. Without interference of visual distractions or noisy interruptions, the best start of the day is in communication with God. For our Lord Jesus it was natural to do so. He instructs us by example that it should be and become second nature, our spiritual nature, to begin the day well and be in communication with God.