Good Morning January 3

A great hymn and one of my favorites is Great Is Thy Faithfulness. It was written in the 1920s by Thomas Chisholm as a testament to God’s faithfulness through his very ordinary life. One doesn’t need to be rescued from life-threatening danger or see God’s miraculous provision in the direst of financial crises to truly know the faithfulness of the Lord.  God remains faithful day in and day out in the largest and smallest of circumstances. “Chisholm explained toward the end of his life, ‘My income has not been large at any time due to impaired health in the earlier years which has followed me on until now.  Although I must not fail to record here the unfailing faithfulness of a covenant-keeping God and that He has given me many wonderful displays of His providing care, for which I am filled with astonishing gratefulness.’”* One of the lines in Chisholm’s hymn says that we “have strength for today and great hope for tomorrow”. Whatever you have planned for this day, whatever tasks you face, the Lord is with you. “The Lord’s mercies are new every morning great is Your faithfulness. ‘the Lord is my portion,’says my soul, ‘Therefore I hope in Him!'” (Lamentations 3:22-24)

        *Some information was taken from a Bill Gaither website – gaither .com