Monday, January 10, 2011

January Reflections: Scripture

"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

This is actually not the last Scripture I read, but it is the one that has been dancing in my mind over the last eight hours, thanks to a vintage worship song that I cannot get out of my head.  The song is basically the verse itself, put to music.  

I sang it quietly as Coo snuggled into her sling and fell asleep as we walked home from our morning church meeting.  I sang it as the scent of coffee brewing drifted around me during lunch preparations, and while tidying up afterwards.  I sang it when the boys and Coo and I spent time outside in the bright, freezing outdoors.  The boys played football in the cold sunshine while Coo and I chatted about airplanes, birds, and our neighbour's dog.

I tried to sing it when we finished tea and I realised Mr J needed to change his underwear after failing to use the toilet in time.  Again.  I sang it with a measure of relief when Daddy arrived home from a full afternoon of helping our friends move house.

I sang it while I rocked Coo, as she cuddled tiredly against me.

And I thought about how true it is.  I will never be the perfect mother, wife, or friend.  But every day is a new day for me to trust in a faithful God, live in His light, and accept His grace.

1 comment:

  1. Your sis Abigail2:48 am

    This is so true. To abide in His truth is awesome. I love you all.


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