Unspeakable Joy Devotional

June 6th

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The Joy of New Beginnings. Psalm 33:5 “The Lord loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of his unfailing love.”

New beginnings often give us a sense of hope and joy. Today I am leaving to help move my daughter and her husband move to Colorado from Texas. She has been accepted to the veterinarian school at Colorado State University. There’s a certain energy that accompanies the start of something new.

God designed creation to give us a similar sense of hope and joy. Before sin entered the world, creation radiated God’s justice, faithfulness, and love. God’s word, by which the heavens and the earth were created, gave structure and meaning to all created things.

At times, we still catch glimpses of this beauty and joy in creation. We marvel at the smoother sand on our favorite beach. We watch the sun set over the water. We wonder at the complex patterns of frost etched on our window panes in winter. We admire the fresh snow blanketing trees in our yard or neighborhood. And when spring comes, we are delighted with the first blade of grass or the first blooming flower.

Too often, though, in our hurry through life we miss the creative majesty of God at work. What’s new soon becomes old, and we feel no reason to offer praise or even take notice. Ask God to help you observe something new each day about his unfailing love in creation.

Lamentations 3:22-24 “Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.” The beauty of a new morning and new mercies await us. Today is a new day! Let’s be grateful!

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