New every morning.

"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."

~ Lamentations 3:22-23

This Scripture has become my verse, my theme during this new stage in life.  I am learning to really appreciate, and yes, even treasure early mornings.  We now arise at 6:15am.  No need for an alarm clock, because a little "clock" named Luci Isabelle is already wriggling eagerly, ready to start the day.

Never before have I so depended upon this promise: "His mercies are new every morning."  A fresh surge of energy, creativity, strength is just what I need every day, to be a good wife, to be a good mom. And somehow, it is always given. 

The next few verses in Lamentations say, "The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD."  As I rocked my daughter this morning in her room, I waited quietly and peacefully as the walls transformed from dark grey to golden, the sun rising before my eyes. And now, the entire house is infused with morning light.  If I had been asleep, I would have missed this.  This is all good.  Very good.

Here are a few glimpses of morning peeking through our home.  How about you?  How do you celebrate your morning?