I am linking up for the Five Minute Friday. The FMF is hosted by Kate Motaung on her blog Heading Home. Today's prompt is "morning"!
"Weeping may come for the night, but joy comes with the morning,"--Psalm 30:5
The Psalms hold such beautiful words. As a poet myself, I find the Psalms always bring me so much comfort. The above Psalm has become one of my all-time fave Psalms. These words remind me of the cycle of life and remind me that joy always comes in the morning. There will always be nights but there will also always be mornings.
Each morning, God's mercies are always new. I don't know about you, but I am so glad that God's mercies are new because life is going to be full of nights and hard times, but it also is full of beautiful mornings full of new life.
I love watching the sunsets on the prairies of North Dakota. Hues of pinks and purple creeping over the horizon. I like my sleep and sleeping in, but I'll often give up my sleep to watch these beautiful sunrise. They are a gorgeous reminder that joy does indeed come in the morning.
Morning is time for us to sit and simply be with Jesus. I will admit that I am not always good at that. I want to be better. I want to take the time with my cup of tea or my vanilla latte and lift my prayers to God. Each morning; each day is a gift given to us from God. I have been especially aware of that lately as so many friends are hurting and some even living their last days. I know that for them eventually that new morning will not be here on earth but will be in heaven. I want to hold onto every morning and every night that I have been given.
"Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you!"--Psalm 143:8
So, my friends, may we relish each day! For "This is the day the Lord hath made, let us rejoice and be glad in it"--Psalm 118:24
Mourning into Dancing (My absolute fave version of this Psalm. I've shared here before but it is based on Psalm 30 so thought I'd share again. Even though Ben lost his life in the Haiti earthquake, he does indeed still sing!)