Scripture for Today: Lamentations 3:22-23 “Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.”
June is a month traditionally thought of as the best time for a wedding. The days are longer, the sun makes its appearance more often and schedules change for the summer. It just seems the perfect time for new beginnings. The white colors of the wedding ceremony suggest a clean slate. The lyrics of Billy Idol’s song, White Wedding, repeat the words over and over; “It’s a nice day for a white wedding. It’s a nice day to start again.” It only seems right that this momentous step is symbolized by the color white.
Today’s verse gives hope that each day can be a new start. The Lord’s compassion is renewed for His own every morning. Regardless of what happened the day before, He is faithful to His commitment towards us. Because of His unfailing love, we receive from Him His amazing grace. We do not deserve forgiveness, but He continues to offer it to those who come clean with Him.
His renewed compassion gives me that new start every morning. He washes me whiter than snow (Psalm 51:7). He continually clothes me in dazzling white with each pardon. Each morning I can start again. That is what His forgiveness does for me. I do not have to put on dirty clothes. My past mistakes and failures are never an issue with Him. He promises to not even remember them (Heb. 10:17). How wonderful to begin each day with a clean slate! Because of what Jesus did for me on that cross I can sing for a better reason, “It’s a nice day to start again.”
Thank you Lord, for Your pure perfect pardon.
June 22, 2016 at 10:44 am
Wonderful, Jan. Your closing sentences are full of hope and joy by connecting God’s faithfulness and mercy and sin-cleansing to Christ and his work on the cross for us and our salvation.