Devotions By Jan

Two Passions in One!

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Scripture for Today: Psalm 90:14 “Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.”

My husband is passionate about cars and I am passionate about chocolate. This creation seems to cover all our bases! Randy always turns his head to see one of these “Deux Cheveaux” go by. But my head turns at any sign of chocolate! This Citroen is made of 2,645 pounds of chocolate so both our heads turn! It was created by eleven students in France as part of a project at their school for restaurant management.  This masterpiece took 4,000 hours of painstaking effort and the result is impressive.

Satisfaction with cars or chocolate is not so easy to find. Today’s verse tells us where true satisfaction can be found. This psalm is a prayer of Moses. After recounting all the times the Lord disciplined the Israelites in the desert, Moses recognizes that God’s love remained faithful and constant. The people had experienced “trouble and sorrow” over many years. Now Moses prays for the satisfaction that comes from God’s unfailing love. That satisfaction will bring them joy and gladness every day, despite the hard times.

Chocolate, cars, or any other earthly passion can fail to consistently bring me satisfaction. But God’s love does not fail. His love and compassion are renewed every morning (Lam. 3:22-23). When I am feeling an emptiness and lack inside, lots of good things can be a temporary distraction. But nothing can reach that deeper longing of my soul like an awareness of His love. That reassurance not only satisfies but replaces the emptiness with a song of joy! And what a wonderful way to begin a day, to be satisfied in the morning!

Lord, thank you for Your love that never ever fails me!

(Look familiar? This is a re-post from 2017.)

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