. . . His compassion's fail not. . .
They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.
A friend of mine, who visited Israel, told me on his return how every morning he woke, he went to the window of his hotel room and was blessed as he gazed out at the beauty of the sunrise on the Sea of Galilee. He continued, “As I thought ahead to the places we would be visiting that day, the same places where the Lord Jesus had walked 2,000 years before—I was excited about the opportunities of the day that had begun with the splendour of the sunrise.
However, we do not need to be in Israel to be amazed at what God gives us each day. Every morning, life offers us new challenges and rich blessings as we walk with Christ. Despite mistakes, we may have made yesterday, choices we regret, and heartache we have endured, God is merciful to us. The sunrise reminds us of His faithfulness and of the new start each day brings.
Perhaps it was the simple joy of a beautiful sunrise that prompted Jeremiah to write, “Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassion's fail not. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness” (Lam. 3:22-23).
Each new day the Lord gives to us, whether in the Bible land of Israel or at home, is an expression of His faithfulness and provides opportunities to live for Him.
Lord, in the hush of early dawn, when all the world lies sleeping, I place my life and all I love into Your gracious keeping. Thank You for this new day. In Jesus name. Amen.