New every morning

As the kids get their things packed to head out this afternoon to various friends, and I put together everything we’ll need for our weekend trip to Billings, words from Lamentations echo in my heart. Our trip isn’t just a weekend getaway – we’re headed to the hospital. I’ll be going under anesthesia tomorrow morning at 8:00 AM for a heart procedure. It’s an electrophysiology study to look at the electrical functions of my heart. And if they find what they think they’ll see, they will also do an ablation. The procedure is supposed to be quite routine, and for that I’m thankful. I’m also thankful the ablation should hopefully “fix” whatever problem ails me and my heart. I look forward to getting out of bed, and back into life. It’s been a long four weeks, but I can’t focus on what I’ve missed. My only focus is on the future. But for my last few hours at home, I think I’ll also focus on these beautiful words of Lamentations. Aren’t you thankful that His mercies are new every morning?

Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed,

for his compassions never fail.

23They are new every morning;

great is your faithfulness.

24I say to myself, “The LORD is my portion;

therefore I will wait for him.”

25The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him,

to the one who seeks him;

26it is good to wait quietly

for the salvation of the LORD.

27It is good for a man to bear the yoke

while he is young. Lamentations 3:22-27