I filled my new cup three-quarters full; so I could see the blue butterfly that graces the inside rim. Three days ago I mailed my sister a cup just like mine.
On the outside of the white cup are more blue butterflies, poised around stems of blue larkspur. I chose this cup because my sister likes blue. Her cup arrived yesterday.
I took a sip of freshly-brewed coffee, then read the words on the cup.
The Lord’s mercies are new every morning.
A promise from God. I bought these two cups to remind my sister and me of our love for each other, and our shared faith in Christ Jesus, the Lord.
The Lord’s mercies . . .
My sister is blessed, and she knows this with certainty, even though like most of us she has some personal struggles. Others might question why she thinks God is so good.
. . . are new . . .
She is hopeful, always looking for the blessings that God brings to every situation. Some might think she is putting on an act. She isn’t.
. . . every morning.
My sister is faithful, every day, to trust in God and His mercies. I know that her faith is genuine. I see the outcome – the strength and joy God gives her because of her faithfulness.
Hope is just one of the Lord’s mercies. And God gives it freely to those who seek Him.
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NOTE: “The Lord’s mercies are new every morning” is a paraphrase from the Lamentations of Jeremiah, Chapter 3, verses 22-23.