October 31, 2013

Sunrise Reminders

It’s been a minute since I’ve come around to visit this little bit of cyberspace. Not long ago I thought I was done with blogging for good. But after a four month snoozer, and a little prodding from my sweet sister, I realized that I like writing too much to put the blog to sleep for good. So here I am, back at it again, and wide-awake to some rich truths and life lessons I’m excited to share. God is always faithful, but I have been made so much more aware of his presence in the last several months.

I took this photo as I was walking into work on Monday morning. I am moderately obsessed with nature, so the beauty alone nearly brought me to tears. (I am emotionally attached to trees and clouds, ok?) But what amazed me more than anything was that I had completely missed this sunrise until I literally parked in front of its face. There wasn’t a single moment during my drive to work that the sun hadn’t been breaking through the clouds, I was just completely oblivious. As I stopped to snap the photo, the Lord reminded me of this verse from Lamentations 3:

“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 was struck with the reality that God renews his compassion for me every morning. This truth is too good to be fair! On my best days and my worst days, when I am disobedient, and ungrateful, and totally unaware, he is consistently and unfailingly faithful. Just like the sun will continue to rise -even if we never take the time to acknowledge it- God will refresh his love and compassion for humanity every morning, without fail. Whether you’re learning this for the 1st time or the 100th time, I hope it’s the best news you’ve heard today.    

It’s good to be back!