“From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets, the name of the LORD is to be praised.” Psalm 113:3
This morning, while darkness covered the earth in a blanket of black, I slipped out of warm sheets to greet a new day.
Slowly, the sky turned the palest shade of blue.
Now, the soft light of the sun is illuminating houses and people and cars filling busy streets.
And, in the midst of it all, I open my eyes to pages of promises radiating hope.
The Word of the Lord shines so bright, you just cannot help but see the truth. And, when you do, you are compelled to proclaim with the psalmist David:
“Praise the LORD, my soul;
all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
Praise the LORD, my soul,
and forget not all his benefits—
who forgives all your sins
and heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit
and crowns you with love and compassion,
who satisfies your desires with good things
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.” Psalm 103:1-5
Today, I am thankful for the simple pleasure of waking up to a new day. For eyes to see the beauty of God’s creation. For another chance to praise Him for life and breath and the hope of unchanging promises.
Lord, help us remember that you are worthy of our praise, from sunrise to sunset. Amen.
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