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.
The sun rising in the morning sky is magnificent as the golden orb makes its grand appearance. The sun’s ascent into the cerulean blue sky always inspires and reminds us of the majesty of God. As the brightness rises in the sky, the beautiful rays of golden light break through the clouds — its brilliance cannot be contained. Its consuming light absorbs the blue sky as the sun’s warmth blankets the earth. On this particular morning as the reflected light touches the ocean’s surface it gives the appearance of glittering jewels ushering a path back to the sun.
As morning declares the beginning of a new day, flowers unfold and raise their petals to the sky as if to welcome the arrival of the light and birds sing in joyful pleasure, their sweet voices giddy with glee. With the dawn of each new day, we are reminded of the faithfulness of God. Morning births hope in our hearts as we anticipate the goodness of God and His compassions that never fail. We are grateful for our every breath and anticipate walking in communion with His Spirit and experiencing the abundant life that He desires for us. Morning speaks of fresh opportunities and God’s unfailing love. The emergence of morning’s light swallows the darkness of night and reminds us that the darkness of our sin is swallowed by the Light of the World, the Savior Jesus Christ.
The sun sustains the earth, as the Son sustains our souls. Without the sun, darkness would fill the earth and there would be no growth, no life. And so it is with man and His Savior. Our darkened understanding is replaced by the mind of Christ and He becomes the source of our spiritual growth and God-ordained life. We daily surrender our will to the Living God and we are not disappointed. He always chooses far better than we would have chosen for ourselves. When we love Him with abandonment, we find that He is more than we ever thought or imagined. He is our all in all. His Spirit fills us with His presence and Christ’s abiding love refreshes us daily bringing rest and peace unspeakable.
Father God, thank you for the sun that warms our earth and lights our world. Thank you for the morning that brings hope to our hearts and reminds us of your faithfulness. Thank you for your Son, Jesus Christ, who redeemed us with His blood and provided us with the Holy Spirit, He is our confidant and guide as we walk through life. May our darkened understanding be enlightened as a result of our relationship with the Son of the Living God. May we never forget that you have saved the best for last. As wonderful as our relationship is with you here on earth, it will pale in comparison to eternity with you when we see you face to face. In Jesus’ name. Amen.