Monthly Archives: December 2013

♣ New as the Dew

Morning Dew

“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness” – Lamentations 3:22-23.

WHILE GOD’S MERCIES are likened to the morning dew, they infinitely transcend nature; they never dissipate; they are ongoing and ever-flowing throughout every moment of the day. They are fresh to meet our needs of today – this very instant in time. Yesterday’s mercy will not uphold us this day, although the memory of God’s goodness will help us meditate on His goodness to find Him anew today; God’s grace of yesterday will not be sufficient for us today, but sings the promise of tomorrow’s grace, thus finding God’s sufficiency in the now.

God’s new mercies are fresher than the virgin snow, cleansing from sin as if Christ had just shed His blood; His blood avails; God’s everlasting love conquers our waywardness; His mercy keeps us and pursues us – it pursues us! What mercy this is, mercy that will not let us go; mercy that cleanses us from our vileness and unfaithfulness; mercy that clothes us with the robe of Christ’s righteousness; mercy that washes our feet from the stains of the world; mercy that keeps us heavenward bound; mercy that fans into flame our weak love for Him; mercy that opens our eyes and melts our hearts from all indifference.

Seek it in the morning before anything else; let everything of today flow from this reality; let everything suspend from it; let everything have purpose because of it. Drink freely and as much as you can and let your soul be saturated with His love. Come back to this fount throughout the day, indeed, abide in it.

These are new mercies that we have never tasted before, “Vast, unmeasured, boundless, free.” His mercies will never be exhausted, or ever fathomed; eternity of all eternities will never cease in revealing this endless ocean. Yes, the apostle Paul prayed, “…that you may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with the fullness of God” (Ephesians 3:17-19), but Paul’s desire was that we be filled to our capacity. If God were to give of His glory without measure, we could not withstand the power. This has been the testimony of many who were so overwhelmed with the love of God; they asked of Him to stay His hand.

Having referred to it numerous times before, I cannot but help mention it again: “We can have as much of God as we want and we can be as close to Him as much as we want to” – A.W. Tozer. We miss out on so much of the riches that are already before us. May the Holy Spirit lead us this coming New Year into glorious depths we have never dreamed of.

O the deep, deep love of Jesus!
Vast, unmeasured, boundless, free,
Rolling as a mighty ocean
In its fullness over me
Underneath me, all around me,
Is the current of Thy love;
Leading me onward, leading me homeward,
To my glorious rest above.

O the deep, deep love of Jesus!
Spread His praise from shore to shore,
How He loveth, ever loveth,
Changeth never, nevermore;
How He watches o’er His loved ones,
Died to call them all His own;
How for them He intercedeth,
Watcheth o’er them from the throne.

O the deep, deep love of Jesus!
Love of every love the best;
’Tis an ocean vast of blessing,
’Tis a haven sweet of rest.
O the deep, deep love of Jesus!
’Tis a heaven of heavens to me;
And it lifts me up to glory,
For it lifts me up to Thee.

(Hymn by Samuel Trevor Francis)

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