Steven A. Bush - October 21, 2018
When God's Love and Mercies Yield Gratitude
Lamentations 3:22-23 says: "The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness." (ESV) Remember it's always morning somewhere in the world and God's steadfast love, mercies and faithfulness are not restricted by time zones or geography. If it's midnight and you're in need of mercy, you needn't wait till daybreak! In other words, they're constantly new! And we get to experience them daily! Our Lord's steadfast love, His unceasing mercies, and His ever so great faithfulness cannot help but create gratitude in our hearts--especially when we realize they're totally undeserved. And just as they're sure to impact us vertically, the horizontal outflow from our hearts should spill over into the lives of others near and far. When gratitude becomes an epidemic it's because God is pouring out His lovingkindness immeasurably and it cannot help but inundate those round about us. O' Lord, let Your heavens be opened wide!