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Every Morning

June 23, 2020

“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

Today is Day 100 of Dispatches From a Suburban Parson During a Pandemic. On the morning of Monday, March 16, I decided to write a blog post every morning for as long as the pandemic lasted. By the morning of Tuesday, March 17, I had come to regret this decision! I’m kidding, of course, but I never thought it would last this long.

I would have long ago run out of meaningful words to write (and perhaps I have), but I take solace that the Word of the Lord is new and fresh every day. Even after witnessing the destruction of his homeland, Jeremiah was able (in the middle of a book named Lamentations, for goodness’ sake) to praise God for God’s love and mercy, for God’s new-each-day faithfulness.

The pandemic continues, and seems again to be worsening even if we tire of it (author’s note: wear a mask). The quest for racial equity and our reckoning with sin, past and present, intensifies. As well it should.

There’s a lot going on. I’ll probably even find ways to write about it. No sense stopping now.

Today, I’m grateful for the grace of God which rises with the morning sun. It’s a new day. Let’s find out what God’s up to today and join in.

Be well, friends. You are loved.

Lord of all who live, the sun rises this morning with hope and promise. Help us to look at the world through the lens of the Son, and seek to find his presence in the needs of our neighbors. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Image: G and me, ready in the morning for the first day of VBS in Martin, Slovakia, July 1, 2019. I was so looking forward to seeing our friends in Martin during the Grace Choir tour this year, but it was not to be. Another time!

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