MORNING BREAKS ANEW
Morning has broken like the first morning…. So begins one of my favorite songs, published in 1931. According to Wikipedia the English words were written by Eleanor Farjeon, and the tune is Scottish Gaelic and goes by the title Bunessan.
I wonder what the very first morning was like. In Genesis when it says there was evening and morning, the first day, there were not even any people around. It wasn’t until the sixth day that Adam and Eve were created.
I wonder what the world looked like to the first people. Everything was fresh and new, unspoiled and not plagued by disease. Even today with all the problems in the world there is still so much beauty. Many places just make us gape in awe because of the beauty.
EARLY MORNING FRESHNESS
Most of the time I don’t get up very early in the morning, but when I do I love it. Everything does seem fresh and new. There is not much activity. Sometimes it is foggy, and I love to watch the sun burn away the fog. Everything becomes bright.
The birds are just beginning to sing. First you only hear quiet sounds, then more and more birds join in until there is a full chorus of various tones and volume. There are robins, clear warbles from the thrush and also the loud cawing of crows. There is room for all.
I’m so glad God gives us each new day. It’s like the slate is wiped clean and we can begin again. I’m reminded of these verses in Lamentations:
Because of the Lord’s faithful love we do not perish,
for his mercies never end.
They are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness!
Lamentations 3:22-23 CSB
What is your favorite time of day? Is it morning, afternoon, evening? No matter what time of day it is, we can pause and be grateful for all God has done. Each new day is a gift. May we realize the faithfulness of God each and every day. His mercy is everlasting.
Here is one of my favorite recordings of the song Morning Has Broken sung by Michael Card.
CONCERT AND BIBLE STUDY
I might add that this week we are enjoying some time this week with Michael Card at The Cove in Asheville, NC. Beginning this afternoon it will be a week of Intensive Bible Study on the life of Jesus. It should be great and I’ll be sharing highlights later.
Last night he gave a concert and I think it was one of the best I’ve heard from him. He puts his all into his music and as he sings from his heart. His love for God, the Bible and people really shines through. This will be our third time studying under Michael’s leadership, and if this one is anything like the others it will be a blessing.