“Welcome to my Morning—Welcome to my Day!”
(Sung by John Denver—1978)
“But I have hope when I think of this: The Lord’s love never ends; his mercies never stop. They are new every morning; Lord, your loyalty is great.”
Lamentations 3:21-23 (NCV)
I always think those are very soft and reassuring words, they ‘Welcome us’ into a new day! They of course are the welcoming words of our amazing Father who has spent the night watching over us.
Have you ever watched your little ones sleep? You know, just sitting quietly by the cot observing them breathing in and out—I always found it to be a time of emotional joy; even now, just looking back over all the years that have gone by and realising that my son now has little ones of his own—I hope he watches them sleep.
Today, I’d like us to drink in of King David’s words in Psalm 139 (NLT), as he lists the blessings that our Father has lavished out upon us as his precious children: “O Lord, you have examined my heart and know everything about me. You know when I sit down or stand up. You know my every thought when I’m far away” (Verses 1-2). “You go before me and follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my head. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too great for me to understand” (Verses 5-6). “How precious are your thoughts about me, O God! They cannot be numbered! I can’t even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand! And when I wake up in the morning, you are still with me!” (Verses 17-18).
These are David’s thoughts about God and simply put; this is his confidence, his simple trust, his burning faith in a Parent who is always aware of our needs; always keeps his promises and will always love us dearly! What amazing peace of mind and comfort this brings to the human psyche. Please give it a go, put your trust in Him and rest in His many, many, promises. It will probably change your life!
Gentle and tender Father, once again we thank you for a love that will never fail, never grow cold or let go of us. Thank you that everyone who comes to you is welcomed with tears of joy and becomes precious to you.
Study by Cliff Neill
Grace Communion Church Luton
Farley Hill Methodist Church
North Drift Way
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