Hasn’t this been a beautiful Spring? When’s the last time you really took the time to look at God's handiwork? Isn't it amazing? The colors in the flowers and all the blooms on the trees have been so beautiful. Think about something – every day is truly a gift from God.
God’s Word tells us in Lamentations 3:22-23 ““ ….. His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great is thy faithfulness.” Compassion is “love in action.” Think what that verse is saying: Every day, God shows us His love in new and unique ways. You’ve no doubt heard the story of the old farmer who was very stingy. One day he said to his pastor, “You know, I just had two calves that were born, and I’ve decided to give one of them to the Lord.” “Oh?” the pastor said, “Which one?” “I haven’t decided yet.”
A week passed, and one of the calves got very sick and died. The next day, the farmer came to the pastor with the dead calf draped over his arms and said, “I have bad news. The Lord’s calf just died.”
How often do we give leftovers to God? We should give our very best to God, but often we give him second best. We know we should pray and read the Bible, but we think, “I’ll get to that eventually.” We know we should give of our finances to the Lord, but we say, “I don’t have any money left.” We know we should be in church worshipping the Lord every Sunday, but we say, “Oh, I’ve worked all week, and today is the only day I’ve got free.”
Why not make a special effort to put God first and give Him the best in every area of your life? So when you see that beautiful sunrise or sunset, that beautiful flower, the bird’s nest filled with baby birds, a star-filled sky at night, the smiling face of a child, know those are all examples of God’s compassions being shown to you. May God bless you and I hope to see you and your family in church this coming Lord’s Day!