Devotions By Jan

A Good Egg

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Scripture for Today: Lamentations 3:22 “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.”

Imagine my surprise when on opening an egg carton this verse greeted me; “This is the day which the Lord has made.  Let us rejoice and be glad in it.”  As the day had started differently with my grandson impatient for his breakfast, it was a welcomed reminder.  Suddenly, the unaccustomed chaos around me with his mother in the hospital was not quite so  serious.  Instead of scrambled thoughts with the scrambled eggs, I was able to focus my thoughts on just who had made this day!

Today’s verse is such an encouragement.  God’s compassions are new every morning.  And certainly a new day is a mercy and compassion from Him that we do not deserve.   Each day of life is a gift regardless of the struggle it can be.   Each day of life can be a reason for gladness when we recognize His hand and His mercies throughout the day.  His faithfulness to us, to His word and to His promises is totally undeserved.

My day starts out a whole lot better when I recognize His compassion.  On waking I realize that He has again spared me and granted me life.  One day, my eyes may not fly open with the morning light.  But He has given me this day.  He created it and He has plans for today.  I can be confident that He knows what it holds and His mercy and compassion will carry me through it.  His compassions are new and not warmed up leftovers from yesterday.  How incredible is His faithful love for me!  And how undeserving I am!

Thank you Lord for today/

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