“Sing praise to the Lord, O you his saints, and give thanks to his holy name. For his anger is but for a moment, and is favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may last for the night, but joy comes with the morning.” (Psalm 30:4-5)).
Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a morning person. With a little help from a cup or two of coffee, I try to approach the new day with some level of excitement. From either my bedroom window or in my back yard, I can watch the sunrise, which at this time of year, is about 5:45 am.
I guess the thing I like best about the beginning of the new day is that I’ve got the chance to start fresh. As the Psalmist wrote, no matter what happened yesterday/last night, we can approach the new day with joy. Our God is a God of second chances, and how often we take that for granted.
Over the next few days, pray about someone who needs a second chance from you. Offer it, as much for you as for them. It might just bring a renewed joy to both your lives.
Well, I’m off to see the sunrise! Have a blessed day.