Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Day!

Lamentations 3:22-23
The Living Bible

22 his compassion never ends. It is only the Lord’s mercies that have kept us from complete destruction. 23 Great is his faithfulness; his loving-kindness begins afresh each day.

January 1st, a day the majority of us reflect on the previous year, and look toward the new year with goals, dreams and plans.  Reflection is good.  It helps one build on the good things and learn from the bad things. 

In another sense, though, this day is just like every other day of the year.  In respect to the mercy and grace of God, His loving-kindness and compassion.  Every single day of this past year, I have counted on these things.  And in reflecting upon the year, I can see He has remained faithful.  I suspect that January 1st means a lot less to Him than it does to us.  He begins each day for us with a new, fresh dose of these things that we cannot live without. 

I look forward to this new year, to each new day, to more opportunities to know God's mercy and faithfulness.  Happy New Day!