Saturday, October 29, 2016

New Every Morning: The Lord’s Steadfast Love and Mercy

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
    his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning;
    great is your faithfulness.
-Lamentations 3:22-23 (ESV)

Our God is a God of order and symmetry. All of creation moves to a divine rhythm. We see the stars proceed in succession across the sky each night. Each season gives way to the next: winter, spring, summer and autumn. Day rolls into night, which springs again into day.

That divine rhythm offers us a fresh start each morning. While our previous day may have been marked by disappointment, failure or discouragement, we are offered a clean slate at the dawn of each day.

Not only do we get a new beginning, we are given fresh grace each day. In the midst of a terrible time in Judah’s history, the prophet Jeremiah was able to proclaim that God’s mercies and steadfast love never cease. Instead they are new every morning! Even in our darkest times, we can trust that God’s light will break forth anew in the morning as surely as the new day comes into the world!

As you and I arise each morning this week, let us turn our focus during the opening moments of the day to God, his control of the universe, his rhythm and his mercies and love that are new each morning. As we see the sun rising, let us also see the Son of Righteousness rising with healing in his wings. All we need to do is reach out and receive the abundant grace that is offered us for the new day.

2016 © Glenn E. Myers

This series is Creation Proclaiming God’s Divine Nature, as Romans 1:20 declares, “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made.”

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