It is New Year’s Eve and it snowed overnight. I look out at gray skies and a crispy, white blanket of snow covering the ground. There are many imperfections concealed beneath it’s shroud. You would never know there were areas of uneven ground there, because they are now hidden from view. Just a layer of snow; deep and crisp and even!
The happenings in our lives can sometimes be hidden like that too. We often do not know what to expect as each new day dawns. Each event of the day is ‘under wraps’, until it is time for it to be revealed to us. We hope against hope, that all will be white and beautiful, and not dark and menacing. We hope for a comfortable white blanket to snuggle into.
The Bible promises that kind of comfort from God! Each new day presents us with an opportunity to discover and experience more of God’s love. Even in the midst of terrible sorrow, great is His faithfulness. He is the comforter and compassionate God who remains “full of grace and truth”. His love endures forever and is available to us, like a blanket to wrap around ourselves each and every morning.
Lamentations 3:22-25 Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning. Great is Your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion” says my soul, “there I hope in Him”. The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul who seeks Him.
Prayer: Lord reveal Your loving kindness and comfort to us. Where there is despair bring hope! Where there is sadness, bring joy! Where there is struggle, bring relief. We trust in Your provision and in Your Grace. Please do not stay hidden. In Jesus Name, Amen.
Author of Eleanor’s Story – A Stolen Childhood
For grieving children Brenda Wood’s beautifully illustrated book ‘The Big Red Chair’, brings a message of love and hope. Comes complete with a CD, on which Brenda reads the story.
HAPPY NEW YEAR !