Now Let This Day Begin

Now let this day begin

Look upward not backward

Move outward not in

The Lord will grant the desire of my heart

As my heart desires Him

            — Psalm 34: 3-6      Proverbs 3: 5-6 —

I will bless the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.

The Creator of the seas, rivers, skies and forests.

All the complexity, rhythm and wisdom of movement that is this marvelous realm, comes from the mind of the LORD.  And for all of its far reaching splendor, its only purpose is to glorify God and to become the earthly womb from which the redeemed are born.

The Word became flesh and now rules this entire realm ___ coming soon in final glory to establish the Bride of Christ, and to display in her, the mercy and astounding grace of the Lord God Almighty forever and ever! Amen.

In spite of this truth, my weakened, self-sick perspective can, at times, be ever so gray. So I will paint my thoughts with the colors of revelation, and sing with the commanding tones of faith … if only to my own soul.