Aug 28, 2013 Words of Grace – Why Morning Comes Again and Again
A man told me that the worst part of his day was the morning. He had lived a long life and was alone. Each morning, he awoke to a sense of dread knowing that the day would hold the same struggles as the day before.
The Preacher in Ecclesiastes must have felt the same way. He said, “Meaningless, meaningless! All is meaningless the sun rises, and the sun goes down, and hastens to the place where it rises” (Ecclesiastes 1:2, 5). For the preacher, the endless cycle of morning and evening seemed to hold no real meaning or purpose.
The Prophet in Lamentations gives us another perspective. The Prophet is lamenting the suffering of God’s people due to their rebellion and sin. But he has hope that God will not ultimately abandon his people. He will deliver and restore them. As he considers the morning, he doesn’t feel dread or see a meaningless recycling of events. He sees a new opportunity to experience God.
“The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they
are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” – Lamentations 3:22-23
Evening gives way to morning so that God can show us steadfast love, mercy, and faithfulness again. He is the end of meaninglessness for all who believe. Even if you are not a morning person, fix your mind on him for a few minutes when you rise.