The Lord’s mercies are new every morning!

January 18, 2013

Lamentation 3:22-23  It is of the LORD’S mercies that we are not consumed , because his compassions fail not.  They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.

As I woke up early this morning, I took a look out my window and this was the beautiful sunrise.  It made me think about this verse from Lamentations and that how each day we experience the Lord’s mercies in a brand new way.  I was reflecting on some of the many, many, (too many to name) blessings we enjoy.

I always start with my family as they are such a joy to me!  Marlene is at a women’s retreat with over 100 other ladies from our church.  This will be a time of refreshing for her, and I am excited that she is there!  Our son lives here in Atlanta and we are going to get to spend time together, that is a highlight for sure.  He is involved in a two day meeting with people from his church where he is very active.  Our eldest daughter and her husband are involved in ministries at their home church.  Our youngest daughter and her husband are serving the Lord faithfully in San Diego.  One of Marlene’s favorite verses that she has prayed into the lives of our children for their entire lives and continues to pray for them is 3 John 1:4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.  And now, she prays it for our grandchildren too.  I have to mention that one of the things I am most thankful for is not just the love of my wife, but her prayerful, and encouraging support for the last 35 years!

I hope this doesn’t come off as bragging on Marlene and I at all.  Rather, we are bragging on the Lord and his faithfulness!  The fact that He can be trusted and will never leave you or forsake you.  He is truly friend that sticketh closer than a brother.  Proverbs 18:24  I hope you know Him the way our family knows Him!  My prayer is that you will find His mercies new today and every morning.


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