The first thing I noticed when I opened my eyes were the colors streaking over the trees. The painted sky shows through the branches. Just last week the amber leaves fell, opening the confines of our yard and stretching out the view into the surrounding mountains.
I shifted toward the french doors to soak in the beauty of a new day. Mindful not to wake my husband I took in the moment of quiet thoughts letting them settle into my soul. This life, this simple life that I lead is just a series of little lives stacked up day on day on day. Some accomplishments are in the series, some are in the moments.
A sunrise is a moment. It’s so easy to think that there will always be another sunrise but none will ever be the same. Even in the few short moments it took for me to grab my camera, the sun had shifted through different clouds changing the lights, the colors and brush strokes in the masterpiece.
As a writer, I find myself trying to formulate my moments into thoughts. I wait for those who will be awake with me to see the wonder of a new day. It’s a challenge but some times the moment is my own. It is meant to be captured in my own heart, in my own mind as God whispers into my soul. He says, “Today is a new day all its own. Drink it up. Be refreshed, cleansed and renewed in my love”.
Then He spoke this, “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” (Lamentations 3:22,23 ESV)
We don’t have to go looking for His mercies. He brings compassion every day. He is faithful to carry us through every difficult, painful as well as unspeakable circumstance we will ever face. His love never ceases to bring grace into our lives.
My prayer is that I’ll remember to quietly wake to see it and thank Him daily.
Hi Hope, It's Ole from Bandon (we met this weekend). That verse in Lamentations (really, the hymn that written from it) has been running through my mind nearly every time I wake in the night, and in low moments through the day. You write beautifully!
Thank you for your kind words. I believe we shared a divine appointment! I'm glad the Lord made our paths cross.
Keep meditating on Him.