December 23, 2019 – Lamentations 3:22-25

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in Him.” The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul who seeks Him. Lamentation 3:22-25.

Every crop harvested, ever baby born, every fruit that ripens, ever smile on a face, and every star that shines in the sky reminds me The love of the Lord never ceases.  The mercies He provides never come to end.

Every dawn and reminds me His mercies never come to an end. Continuous love throughout a lifetime brings hope awakening us to the endurance of His Love.  The foreverness of Our Savior’s Love provides encouragement for each day. Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, for His steadfast love endures forever.  This is how Psalm 136 begins, and ends: Give thanks to the God of heaven, for His steadfast love endures forever.

Even as we pray for our daily bread to sustain our bodies, we go hunger and thirst for His Word.   Feasting on His Word provides His light that pushes its way up through the dark and the fog of a difficult day of drudgery giving us hope and joy.

Where does this light come from that rescues us from darkness? Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”  John 8:12.  This is the salvation of the Lord, that we quietly wait for, walking in the light of our Lord.

It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord. It is good for a man that he bears the yoke in his youth. Lamentation 3:26-27.