While packing to move to a new home, I was in the attic sorting through old books. My hands brushed past an old Bible in a dusty brown box. It was a version I don’t typically use. It appeared untouched, unread, and unused. I quickly thumbed through the pages to see if it was marked in or was in good enough condition to donate to someone else. Suddenly a torn piece of scrap paper fell out with my late Mother’s handwriting. It took my breath away.
I hadn’t seen her handwriting in years. The piece of paper was something she had written to me years before she died, years before she became sick and her handwriting became shaky, and years before I ever knew I would treasure such a tiny slip of paper stuffed in an old Bible and long forgotten. She had written my name, the verse and a short description of scripture verses with instructions that read: “Read these.”
Weeks later I had three of her handwritten words carefully replicated and inscribed on a wooden block. It now serves as a reminder from my Mom, in her handwriting, on God’s faithfulness.
On that day, He was faithful enough to meet me in the attic of my old house. I love reminders in scripture of God being faithful. One that I’ve been thinking about lately is in Lamentations 3:22-23. A rough today has nothing on what He will offer tomorrow morning.
He. Is. Faithful.
He is faithful to encourage a stressed out Mom in a hot attic packing up thirty-six years of stuff to haul to a new place. He’s faithful to encourage her by using something special enough to make her stop in her tracks to hear and see the blessings He offers in times of need.
He is faithful to meet you where you are, wherever that is.
Whether you are having a great day or the worst day ever, hear this: GOD IS FAITHFUL. Each day. Every day. Great is His Faithfulness….especially each new morning.