The Eighth Day of Christmas

It is of the LORD’s mercies that we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is Thy faithfulness.

Lamentations 3: 22-23

 

This first day of the year of our Lord twenty-nineteen began with gray skies and cold temperatures.

We are reminded that although we did not see the sun shining, it was shining above those gray clouds.

Just as there are times when we cannot see God at work in our lives, yet we are certain that He is working out His plan for us. Because God is faithful.

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We begin this new year with a clean calendar.

It may be a wall calendar . . .

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It may be a desk calendar . . .

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It may be a pocket calendar . . .

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It may be a calendar on your smart phone . . .

But each one has a space for each day of this new year.

Three hundred and sixty-five days to serve God.

And when we mess up – you know you will –

We confess, we repent, and we begin anew.

 

Great Is Thy Faithfulness
Thomas Chisholm – 1925

Great Is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father!
There is no shadow of turning with Thee;
Though changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not
As Thou hast been Thou forever wilt be.

Summer and winter, and springtime and harvest,
Sun, moon, and stars in their courses above,
Join with all nature in manifold witness
To Thy great faithfulness, mercy, and love.

Pardon for Sin and a peace that endureth,
Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide,
Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow
Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!

Refrain
Great Is Thy faithfulness,
Great Is Thy faithfulness,
Morning by morning new mercies I see;
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided
Great is Thy Faithfulness, Lord unto me!

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