The morning the devotion I turn to nearly every day (www.pray-as-you-go.org) invited me to take a deep breath and to draw in the love of God as I did. An easy thing to do as I basked in the morning sun. After a scripture reading about repentance, I was encouraged to open up a troubled area of my life. Not such an easy or fun thing to do. Yet it is in those “troubled and troubling” areas of our lives that God does his best work.
The Book of Lamentations is not an easy book to read. The author is eloquently mourning the destruction of Jerusalem. But in the midst of his lament he reflects: Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is God’s faithfulness. (Isn’t there a hymn that celebrates God’s faithfulness? Sing it to yourself today.)
Grace and peace everyone! Pastor Michael