In the early morning the Lord speaks to our hearts sometimes in the words of Scripture, at other times without words. At such moments we may be drawn to simply abide with him. Why does Jesus speak to our hearts? Is he affirming us? Perhaps we need some affirmation to counter-balance a feeling of self-contempt. That would be a healing of a spiritual sickness, for self-contempt is not healthy. Self contempt is self-centered, the other face of pride. Jesus asked for our humility not our self-contempt. Humility calls out to him for healing and saving.
Jesus draws near and draws us to himself simply because that is part of our gradual education in the art of love. Love can only be learned by first receiving it and knowing that we are receiving it. The knowledge must not remain only in our heads; it has to penetrate much more deeply. Jesus is a master teacher. That is why, early and late, the Lord speaks to our hearts.
Lord Jesus, speak to my heart, not only in the early morning but also during the day when I drift away from your guidance of my life. Recall me to yourself and to your heart.