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
It's more than just God's mercy for us though--it's a challenge to live today better than we lived yesterday. It's a declaration on our part that we will not allow the mistakes and sin of the past to determine our future. We don't have to carry the banner of the wounded & downtrodden, but can choose to move beyond past hurts. We can choose to not let our present & future be defined by our past--whether it has been done by us or done to us. The gift of brand new mercies peeks over the horizon and illuminates our potential to be & do something new today. I never get tired of the beauty of this gift, but I often forget to be thankful for it when the day begins.