"Give thanks to the Lord...who made the great lights--His love endures forever, the sun to govern the day, His love endures forever, the moon and stars to govern the night; His love endures forever" (Psalm 136:1,7-9 NIV).
Bright sunshine streams through the windows today hinting that the day will warm up, maybe even out of the teens. Hurrah! The sky is clear today, no sun-dogs in sight, yeah! It is a good day to give thanks to the Lord indeed.
I haven't read this Psalm in a while but I should read it daily as it expounds on the wonderful greatness of our God. The entire Psalm tells a story of God's handiwork in the Old Testament, following each example of greatness by the phrase..."His love endures forever." If there is a day that we find difficult to praise God, this Psalm helps us remember that God's love is always there for us.
The Psalm details the works God has done for the people of Israel, through the hard times of Egypt and selfish kings, and the times of triumph over enemies. It reminds us that our lives are pretty calm compared to the earlier believers. We can get through a whole week without pleading for manna from heaven to be our sustenance. Yet God cares about even our little struggles and frustrations like below zero days and weird computer glitches like I just experienced. He cares that I had a blog nearly ready to publish and it disappeared from my screen - He brought it back rather than making me start all over, as I have done other days. "His love endures forever."
So, no matter what your day holds, I pray that something in it reminds you that God's love for you endures forever.
"Give thanks to the God of heaven. His love endures forever" (Psalm 136:26 NIV).