Light. Day, inside of me? How about you?

Stretched out like a curtain, the blue heavens opened. A Word was spoken, “Let there be light.” And “light” was there. It’s written. “God said,” and it was so.

Light separates. Darkness escapes.

The Book’s been opened, the words are read. But is there something stirring in my heart, and my head? Could this be … “evening and morning” a new day dawning? Like a ‘first day’ for me. I’m so desperate for ‘new.’ How about you?

God says “Let there be light” (Genesis 1:3).  And somehow, I see something more than the ordinary. The hope is there, but it’s quickly erased by fear. Such a battle rages in every thought, every breath. Is there a way to move forward? Life is so complex.

Add to the mix, pain in the story. A bleeding heart or a body breaking down. The need for money so that the ends don’t fray. Life whirls past, then a new day.

There’s a hunger deep, for love, for more. Longing –  loneliness for someone to care. Someone to hear. Won’t someone listen? Anywhere?

On this day, in this moment, an old chorus comes to mind – from the need of love that never changes, that doesn’t turn and never leaves – a song from the deep came up to the surface:

“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases. His mercies never come to an end. They are new ever morning,”

“Never ceases,” the steadfast love of the Lord? How can His mercies never come to an end? Could they really be, new every morning? For me? Does God know my story? What about you?

“Let there be light,”

“And it was so.”

God says so.

No one did anything. God spoke. God simply “said,” and “it was so.” Incredible!

And, this day I read, perhaps, just for myself: “And there was evening, and there was morning–the first day” Genesis 1:5.

I can’t conceive, it’s too amazing to grasp, but even for me, even for me, and most definitely you too – on this new day, I believe. I believe in a whole new light. Somehow, there’s hope and courage for all things new.

Will you join me in this? His mercies never come to an end.

The word “never means according to the dictionary: “at no time in the past or future; on no occasion; not ever.”

Never do the mercies of God come to an end. “At no time in the past or future; on no occasion; not ever.” Guilt has no place, the Word dis-spells the darkness.

Genesis 1:5, God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning–the first day.

Today. God has separated the darkness from the light. Today, God has made my Night – Day. How about you? Let’s walk in the Light, and have courage to walk, step by step, with a willing heart to discover God’s Word. We can grow together in discovering just how much Jesus, the Son that God sent, loves us so:

Jesus loves me this I know, for the Bible tells me so. Little ones to Him belong, they are weak, but He is strong. Yes, Jesus Loves me, Yes, Jesus loves me, Yes, Jesus loves me. The Bible tells me so. (Jesus loves me, hymn).




Author: tonirypkema

Wife to 1, mother of 11, daughter of 1. "The most amazing woman in the world." -Jared (son)

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