Last week Spring arrived in Huntsville in full glory. Though many flowers and trees in the valley had already bloomed, the trees on the mountain still looked brown and barren. On Monday, I could see spots of green popping up on my morning walks with Max. Each day, more and more trees leafed out, and on Friday the mountainside was completely garbed in varying shades of green. It is beautiful!
The shrubbery around our apartment complex also caught my attention. Literally, from one morning to the next the existing plants were topped off with bright green, new growth which stands out in stark contrast to the leaves that had weathered winter.
The fresh, newness of each day reminded me of this verse:
Lamentations 3:22-23 (ESV) “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
How awesome! We are blessed to begin every day with a clean slate in the eyes of God. What happened yesterday did not, does not change His steadfast love for us. Why? If we have confessed the sins of yesterday, God has no memory of them. His love is unconditional and faithful. Praise the Lord!
Enjoy the beauty of Spring around you. As rains soak the ground to nurture all of this new life, allow the living water of God’s word to promote growth and beauty in yours. Greet the dawn of tomorrow with arms wide open to receive His mercies for the day. Smile! Then go tell somebody about our good, good Father. To God Be the Glory!