On an early morning run I was praying and contemplating God’s faithfulness. My mind drifted toward the thought and verse that says “his mercies are new every morning”. It’s from a book called Lamentations in the bible. It is believed that this book was written shortly after Jerusalem was destroyed by Babylon-I can imagine it’d be a very dark time for these people who’s entire world has been destroyed. This got me thinking about how the transition from evening to morning is a slow but also quick process. If you’ve ever watched a sunrise you might understand. Initially, there is what’s called “first light” it can actually still be quite dark but slowly more light fills the sky but the interesting thing is the sun hasn’t come above the horizon yet. Following this there’s the actual time where the sun comes above the horizon, this happens quite quickly in my opinion, it seems like within seconds that beautiful burning ball of fire pops above the horizon and BAM! You’re blinded but also captivated by its intensity. For me this imagery reminds me of God’s work in my life...Sometimes (actually most often) he’s bringing that gradual “first light” transformation, it can feel slow and difficult to truly see that change is happening but when I take the time to stop and look around me I see that I’m no longer in the darkness. Other times it’s like the sun popping up over the horizon- quick and a bit shocking. In either scenario God is moving and at work to continue refining me to be more like Jesus. My prayer is that I would continue to open my heart to him and allow the transformation, as difficult as that may be at times it’s always worth it!
Lamentations 3:22-23 The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
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