New mercies every day

The Word

The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning. (Lamentations 3:22, 23)

Thought

One morning I stood up from the table where I had been reading, grabbed my coffee mug and headed toward the kitchen. When I arrived, my youngest son was sitting at the counter top reading. “Good morning!” I said. “There is something great about early morning isn’t there son?” Without looking up he smiled a bit and said, “Yes Dad there really is.” Nothing more was said and we both returned to our peaceful morning.

Mornings are typically quiet, fresh, and filled with peace and new opportunities offered by our Father in heaven.

God’s faithful love never ends! Other sources of love will cease, but God’s love, we are promised, will never end and his mercies never cease. No wonder the writer’s next words declare with increased energy, “Great is His faithfulness; His mercies begin afresh each morning.” God is amazing and beyond any capacity for us to understand his divine goodness, provision, and hope for the ones under his care and devoted to him.

Prayer

This morning my heart is overwhelmed by your goodness and the magnificent beauty of your awesome character and promises. In your presence I am humbled and grateful beyond words. Thank you, Lord, for loving me, for being my Shepherd, my Lord, and my God. Amen.

“Give us today the food we need