Tomorrow is May. The changeover month from buds sprouting to full bloom as nature embraces more sunlight. In the states, gardens are being planted and farmer’s markets being plotted. Here in South Africa fall is upon us and winter fast approaching. The mornings are cool with dew-topped grass and the afternoons sun-filled and mild.
Some of us have chosen words, made resolutions or set goals for the year. Are we seeing progress?
May Day. May Day. Help.
My one word, discipline, has turned into drudgery. Weight-loss has come from being sick, language learning tools are dusted around and exercise sporadic.
May Day. May Day.
Enter God, our rescuer:
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 (ESV)
A clean slate of mercy is ours every morning.
Our goals may have grounded and our words become wearisome, but our God is faithful.
And I am sure of this, the he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. –Philippians 1:6 (ESV)
It’s May 1. Let’s clear the whiteboard, take a do-over and start anew.