Lamentations 3:22-24 (New International Version)
22 Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed,
for his compassions never fail.
23 They are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
24 I say to myself, “The LORD is my portion;
therefore I will wait for him.”
Good morning! Creation was beckoning me to rise early today. I rose before the sun came up to the melody of God’s beautiful winged creatures. Some are cawing, others are chirping and still others are singing to thier mates. It is a beautiful praise of worship to our Creator. The clouds are light and tinged with pink inside, against a baby blue sky. I see a pair of cardinals flitting to and fro and my first hummer of the season. Thank you Lord for your artistic, creative and beautiful design, from the feathers on the birds to the nectar in the tiger lillies. You have planned everything perfectly to care for your magnificent creation. It is because of your love that we are here and without your love we are nothing.
When I really stop and think about all the planning you have put into place- the nectar for the tiny hummers, the flowers that make the nectar,the ground that houses the roots for the flowers, the water that sustains the ground,all the nutrients that are in the soil, and the air that is needed to survive. Lord of Lords-you did allof this for these flying creatures-you care for them everyday and I know you are caring for us and we are here to worship you right along with the birds of the air. I don’t know your purposes for everything-like the tiny moth in the grass, or the annoying gnat in my ear, but I do know that they are part of your plan for a reason. I may never know that reason, however I do trust your plan.
So, on this beautiful Memorial morning, let us give thanks to you. You showed us what sacrifice meant. You didn’t have to-but you did. Why? because you love us. The men and women who have died for our country didn’t have to either-but they did? Why? Because they love their God and thier country. It all comes down to one simple thing….LOVE.
I love you Lord….and Ilift my voice, my words, my actions and mylife to worship you.