I love buying new clothes, new sheets for our bed, new decorations for our home…let’s face it, I like just about anything new. There’s just something about putting on a new outfit…and feeling good in it.
Thanks for joining us for Wednesday’s Word with Kim-Evinda and Trench Classes United.
I wonder if that’s why I like to move my furniture around a few times a year, because it makes it all look new, fresh. 😊 In this past year, in the midst of all the chaos upon us and my own personal storms, I began to get out in my backyard and do some serious work, including ripping out old ground cover, pulling up four to five foot roots, weeding, designing and planting. It was so…well, satisfying. Every time I go out there, I can now look to the left and breathe a sign of contentment because it looks amazing, and as I look up my hill, while it’s a work in progress, I am enjoying seeing the growth of the new ground cover in about half of it.
But if I’m honest with myself, after the newness wears off, so does the excitement and I sort of become accustomed to it, not giving it near the attention I did when I first found it.
I have to wonder, is that just our humanness, our human condition?
I was reading something the other day that made me think of this conundrum:
Lamentations 3:22-23 (ESV) says: "The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”
In other words, His love, His grace NEVER grows old…They are unceasing, endless, and with each new day comes a new outpour of His love and grace!
That just struck my soul the other day in such a beautiful way that though I may tire of things as the newness wears off, He never tires of me or of you; His love is NEW for me, and for you, every morning, and so is His grace! We just need to show up and receive it.
Oh, that we would show up to receive His new mercies each morning which bring new life to any old thing.