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Joy comes in the morning!

Shabbat shalom all!

I hope you all enjoyed your Passover celebration, and hopefully were able to join us or tune in this past weekend! I’ve collected quite a few photos from last week and this week, including some that Pam has taken on her morning and evening walks through the garden. There are also baby geese hanging out in the garden again! Pam and I were able to film them yesterday in the reflection garden, and I’ve included that video as well.

The dew on the roses from the rains last week was a precious thing to behold, and as I put together this post the Lord began speaking to me out of Exodus and Lamentation 3 –

22 How enduring is God’s loyal love;
    the Eternal has inexhaustible compassion.
23 Here they are, every morning, new!
    Your faithfulness, God, is as broad as the day.
24 Have courage, for the Eternal is all that I will need.
    My soul boasts, “Hope in God; just wait.”

Exodus 16 is where the Lord provided the Israelites with fresh manna, left behind by the morning dew. The Lord likened the manna to His grace and mercy as I meditated on it; His grace and mercy comes fresh and new with each new day, just like the morning dew. There is always enough for us to strengthen ourselves for the rest of the day, and we are refreshed every morning! Pam has always said to me, “everything always looks brighter in the morning,” and how true it is. As the day goes on, our flesh and worldly things can wear on us and cause us to wilt a little by the end of the day, but thank God that we can lie down in peace at night, and awaken to fresh grace and mercy in the morning!

Thank the Lord that we are never without the grace and mercy and provision that we need to thrive each day. We need only see the signs and wonders in nature for an illustration of His character and love for us!

Please enjoy these photos and video, and have a wonderful and blessed shabbat!


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