The Morning After

February 1, 2005

Duran DuranThe interview yesterday probably went as well as any interview can. Thank you for praying, thank you for caring! In the end, I was there from 3:30 to 6:00 talking with five different people. I don’t think I could have sold myself much better, so if I don’t get the job, it won’t be because I screwed up.

But my sleep was restless Sunday night, filled with Dungeons & Dragons dreams. And Monday night was not any better; I woke up tired this morning after a night of interview dreams. It’s a bummer to wait up feeling tired. I also felt blaaaah, a sort of post-partum blues I guess. Kay said, “You should go work out, you’ll feel better.” So I did.

I watched TV from the elliptical trainer again. Unlike yesterday, today I felt uplifted, and from a most unlikely source: Duran Duran! I didn’t care for those guys in the 80’s! But this morning, after playing a new song, they played “a song from their first album.” The chorus went:

Don’t say a prayer for me now
Save it ’til the morning after

And suddenly I felt that, after all the prayers for me yesterday, God saw that I still needed to be held up this morning.

The song is called “Save A Prayer”. So there you have it: God touched me through Duran Duran.

Jon Reid

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As an American missionary kid who grew up in Japan, I'm a child of two cultures, while not fully belonging to either. This gives me a sightly different view of the world.

5 responses to The Morning After

  1. “There’s got to be a morning after
    If we can hold on through the night
    We have a chance to find the sunshine
    Let’s keep on looking for the light.”
    Maureen McGovern, soundtrack to The Poisidon Adventure 😉

  2. I’ll keep praying, Jon!

  3. Nice to know that God has a morning after Pill too!
    *giggle* I crack myself up…

  4. sorry, I meant that song facetiously, since it is such a horrible song, but I am (we are) praying for you.

  5. Good luck – we’re praying.
    By the way, are you going to Monterey, March 5?
    http://quirings.blogs.com/greg/