I woke up singing this favorite hymn this morning...
"Great is Thy faithfulness," O God my Father,
There is no shadow of turning with Thee;
Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not
As Thou hast been Thou forever wilt be.
"Great is Thy faithfulness!" "Great is Thy faithfulness!"
Morning by morning new mercies I see;
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided—
"Great is Thy faithfulness," Lord, unto me!
Summer and winter, and springtime and harvest,
Sun, moon and stars in their courses above,
Join with all nature in manifold witness
To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.
Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,
Thy own dear presence to cheer and to guide;
Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!
It has been a favorite truth to stand on for a long time...but I really needed the "spiritual kick in the butt" this morning.
I'm still soaking in the last verse - Pardon, peace, presence, cheer, guide, strength and HOPE. Keywords to live by today, tomorrow, and I'm sure through the holiday season.
Peace to you as you celebrate His birth, and live in the knowledge that He loves you!!