New Every Morning

Fresh snow in Fitchburg Wisconsin.

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.

Psalm 51:1-7 Whiter than snow! Whiter!

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.

Lamentations 3:22-23 Mercy is new every morning. Fresh mercy to start today!

Here are two good ways to be reminded of the fresh mercy of God. Listen to both if you have the time.

Vocal Version of The Steadfast Love of the Lord

Classical Guitar Version

Five Minute Friday

This post is part of the weekly Five Minute Friday link-up.