I remember very well the day I decided, after hearing the Gospel of Jesus Christ several times, that this was a message of hope and forgiveness that I needed not only to hear, but commit my life to following. It was not an easy decision for me to make, but I can honestly say that I have never regretted becoming a follower of Jesus Christ. Don’t get me wrong, it hasn’t always been easy, but the hope and anticipation of the eternal builds with each new day in Christ.
It was a spiritual turning point for me when I decided to take God at His Word.
I remember reading a verse in, of all places, Lamentations.
It was two words, actually: Never and Every.
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases,
His mercies never come to an end, they are new every morning.
Great is Your faithfulness.
When I most wanted to give up, when I was all but convinced that God would surely give up on me, I decided to believe that the words never and every are true.
NEVER. His love never ends. His mercy either. And by the way, in the original Hebrew, the word translated never means, you guessed it, never.
EVERY. His mercy is new every morning. Like this is Day One. This means that you can open your eyes every day right with God, if you want to. Not because you were perfect yesterday, but because today, like every day, He extends His mercy brand new, to anyone who will receive it. Thank God for never and every.