God’s mercies are new every morning; God’s love enfolds me and warms me with the light of the morning sun. I have found the early morning to be a wonderful time to meet God and listen for God’s voice. It is a quiet time when often I hear nothing but birdsong. The morning dew glistens on the grass. The trees blow gently in the slightest summer breeze. My plants are basking in the sunlight that is not yet hot enough to scorch them. The sky is bright with clouds, with the newly risen sun casting its rays across the expanse.
For me, it is a time when God is near and I am most aware of God’s love for me, a love that never fails, a love that is ever near. I am thinking this morning of so many scriptures that speak of God’s love, but the one that most moves me today is in Romans 8.
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 8:38-39 NIV
Thanks be to God, the One who is near me every morning, for a love that is constant. There is nothing that has the power to separate us from this love.