Today I’m linking up with Beck Gambill over at Beck Far From Home. Beck always shares amazing insights on her blog, but I especially enjoy Thursday’s at Beck’s place as that’s the day that we come together as Sisters to share our faith together as a family. Our word for reflection today is “new,” and I immediately knew what would be the basis for my post.
Lamentations 3:22-23 are some of my favorite verses from the Bible. As I read them, I feel washed again each day from those trappings that layered on the day before. Trappings of the world that I let take hold by keeping silence when I should have spoken up, by ignoring those in need when I should have helped, by shunning those who believe differently than I do. The world’s trappings . . . not supposed to be a part of me. I’m a child of God.
But in Lamentations 3:22-23, we read, “Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” (NIV) And his love and faithfulness are great enough that each morning we can open our eyes and face the morning knowing that his mercy, faithfulness and love will rain down on us again and again as we need to be made new again. Like the dewdrops on the grass, each part of me sparkles as I start the day ready to serve him and blissful that he has made me afresh for this new day. New, newness, newly made . . . don’t you just love those three letters n-e-w? They say so much about our relationship with our God when we believe on his Word.