New Every Morning
When I wake up in the morning, I sometimes there is a bit of “old” coffee in a cup I was using the previous day. But I don’t just warm up the old coffee. My first cup is going to be fresh. It is new every morning. But it isn’t the only new thing when I start my day.
As soon as I saw the word fresh, I looked out of our front window and saw a fresh layer of snow. It reminded me of the prayer of King David in Psalm 51 where he asks God to wash him. He recognizes his sin and wants to have his relationship with God such that he is clean like the world covered by a fresh coat of snow.
My brain also pulled up a chorus that comes from Lamentations. It is encouraging that in spite of remorse and lamenting our sin, God’s mercies are new every morning. They aren’t stale. They aren’t mercies only good for yesterday. They are new today.
Here are two good ways to be reminded of the fresh mercy of God. Listen to both if you have the time.
Five Minute Friday
This post is part of the weekly Five Minute Friday link-up.