What's the first thing that you think of in the morning when you open your eyes (for me it's usually between 3 and 4 am). "I'm alive and have the gift of another day." That's something that cannot be guarenteed.
As Jeremiah recounts:
'I remember my affliction and my wandering, the bitterness and the gall. I well remember them, and my soul is downcast within me. Yet this I call to mind and therefore have hope: 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. I say to myself, "The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him." The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.'
Jeremiah lived around 600 BC - so that's around 2,800 years ago. His words are still true.
We pray, Lord Jesus, that by your grace we may remain true to the new selves that you are creating in us, and that our knowledge and appreciation of our Heavenly Father may be kept alive and refreshed.
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