The Night Watch

I broke the crystal on my Apple Watch the other day. I was super-sweaty after a bike ride and took it off to clean it. Walking into the kitchen, as I reached for a towel, the slippery watch fell out of my hand and onto the tile floor below. Murphy’s law was in full effect, as my go-to gadget landed flat on its face with an audible crunch. Thankfully, the watch still works, but oh what a sad face!


When I woke up early the next morning, my broken gadget was sitting on the dresser next to the bed. I picked it up and put it on, but then I noticed something unusual: in the dimness, the face looked pristine–like it had never been broken. However, once I made it into the bathroom and turned on the light, the damage was clearly visible.

Sin is like that. I don’t notice cracks in my relationship with God until His light makes them visible.

This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done has been done through God.

John 3:19-21

I recently started following a high quality blog by Anna Sofia called Purpose Not Perfection. It was her post, Finding Identity in Jesus Christ, that prompted me to let the light of God shine on my heart’s condition. You can read it here.

These are some of the powerful things she said:

“Our identity cannot be found in ourselves. We cannot rely simply on feelings, because we are sinful. When we become Christians, we no longer search for identity, because Christ defines us. We no longer search, because we have been found.”

Anna Sofia

Thank you, Anna, for reminding me that the only place to find my true identity is in God’s light—Jesus Christ.

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Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you–unless, of course, you fail the test?”

2 Corinthians 13:5






8 responses to “The Night Watch”

  1. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Yes. The title is a play on words. Sorry for the confusion. God has awakened me at night also—mostly to pray. Thank you for reading. Blessings.


  2. musingsalonglifesjourney Avatar

    Thanks for checking out my blog, I appreciate each of those who do. I write to encourage others and to share revelation the Spirit gives me. I’ve been wakened often lately in the night seasons/ watches and this wasn’t what I expected to hear about, but it’s good anyway. Keep up the good work 👌

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  3. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you. I’m glad you enjoyed the illustration. I’m wearing my shattered watch right now.😁

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  4. Perth Girl Avatar

    I like how you applied not seeing the crack when the light was dim. So true that it is the same way how we view our sin.
    Blessings 😊

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  5. Carey Cambron Avatar
    Carey Cambron


    Sent from my iPhone


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  6. davidsdailydose Avatar

    I’ve only been blogging off and on for two years, but I know good content when I see it. You’re most welcome. God Bless you, too.

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  7. Anna Sofia Avatar
    Anna Sofia

    Hi David,
    Thank you so much for your kind words! God bless you!

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