Lael Caesar

is an associate editor of Adventist Review.

God and Sleep

Waking up to fresh biblical truths about sleep

“Oh sleep! it is a gentle thing, Beloved from pole to pole!”

Samuel Taylor Coleridge, “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”

It stunned me as soon as I began my study of what the Bible says about sleep. Or perhaps I should say it startled me awake! I was astonished at how much there is to learn.

Some couples I’ve counseled and married, especially if the pair has also sat through a class of mine, would have heard this creation story before: of how the Lord God formed Adam from dust, breathed life into him, set him to stand next to Him, and stride along with Him as he sensed the powerful reality of his own …

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