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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!
What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.
These words have been attributed to Solomon the wiseman. And while what he says is true in a general sense, in my personal experience, many things are new to me. So while I can agree with him in the general sense, as in there have always been atrocities committed. That is true. The sun has always come up today. That is true. There have always been couples getting married. That is true. But for me, everyday something happens to me that has never happened to me before.
It has been said that history is our best teacher. In other words, the way certain events have been handled in the past can be a guide as to how or how not to handle them today. But when it happens to you personally, it’s as if NO ONE IN HISTORY HAS EVER HAD IT HAPPEN TO THEM! So I know the wiseman was speaking in a kind of “bored with life” sort of way when he spoke these words mentioned in Ecclesiastes 1:9. He spoke like he’d seen it all or had met others who had seen something he hadn’t seen and now knew what to expect if it came his way. But my friend, until it happens to you, it’s like it has never happened in history. And when it does happen to you, you’re either left in horror or unexplainable joy, which includes all the emotions in between. Why do I say this? I say this because the Bible says that God’s mercies are NEW every morning. So wake up each day believing that in this new day, you will experience new joys and victories, and should you experience the opposite, your God will help you past the pain. I can tell you this, “There’s Nothing Boring About Our God,” or living this life.
I’m so thrilled this AM that although it’s true everything has happened to someone before in history, your mercies are new to me today! Thank you that I can always hope for change because I serve you. Amen