Ye have not passed this way heretofore. Joshua 3:4 This is a new day for you, but He Who loves you meets you at the gate of the day, and at the gate of the new month, and He says, "Fear not, the Lord will give you strength: the Lord will bless you with peace. (Psalm 29:11)This new day. A phrase filled with hope. Fresh and new. It has been a long time since I have listened to a bird sing, but one was singing this morning. Still warm and in my bed, prayers running through my soul, friends with need that I observe, family that I love, cyber friends whose voice only comes to me in written words. My pastor who must be bathing tomorrows good news in the Spirit that has been bubbling hot in him the last few weeks. My cousin Cathy who is organizing a woman's retreat. To my God who saves all from slavery by the blood of the Lamb, yet requires that we enter covenant with Him if we are to join eternally to him at the Passover Table. I think the bird sang, Amen.
Edges of His Ways by Amy Carmichael
Heavy fog has its mystery and falling snow is cozy from my nest of a quilt but seeing a bit of blue in the sky is a delightful way to be greeted by the new day. Soon enough there will be work to do, challenges to face, joy to draw strength from and maybe the hardest will be the mundane that will require a chunk of my day. But this moment is for hope that sunshine and birdsong in the morning bring.