New Morning Mercies

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope that you enjoy time with friends and family and a Christmas cookie or two! Maybe you're taking a little break from holiday party chaos or you're waiting to leave for Christmas at Grandma's and decided to read this post. Whatever the case may be, I hope that this little post encourages you and reminds you what this day is really all about.

I opened a gift from my brother early over the weekend and it was a book I had asked for called "New Morning Mercies" by Paul David Tripp. It is compiled of thoughts, encouragement, and scripture for every day of the year. What I love about it is that its also a little more modern than some devotionals. Totally readable and the design is lovely, yet simple!

In today's entry, we look at Romans 8: 31-39 which reads, "What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? Who shall bring any charge against God's elect? It is God who justifies. Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? As it is written,
“For your sake we are being killed all the day long;
    we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.”
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord."
Some of the devotional reads, "Sit in front of your Christmas tree and read these words out loud to your loved ones so that you will all remember what the Christmas story is all about. Remember that Jesus willingly endured constant rejection and life-ending injustice, so that you and I would experience the unalterable, unshakable, undefeatable love of God forever. Remember that he readily went unloved so that we would know constant love. Remember that he deserved to be loved, but was rejected so that we who deserve to be rejected would be eternally loved. Remember that he was willing to subject himself to the fickle and failing love of of his followers so that we would know the faithful and unfailing love of the Father. Remember that he endured separation so that nothing could ever separate us from the Father's love.

As you remember these things remember this: if God was willing to give up his Son so that we would know his love, doesn't it make sense that he will also with him give us everything else we need? The promise of the Christmas story is unshakeable love and every need met. Now, thats worth celebrating!"

What an encouragement, to know that God loves us that much! Whether you're surrounded by many, few, or what seems like no one this holiday remember that you are loved. God is with us, Emmanuel. 

Merry Christmas, friends!


  1. I love, love, love this! It's such an amazing feeling.

  2. Beautiful sentiment ! <3

    Seppy |

  3. Love this! I hope you had a wonderful holiday, lady!

  4. This is my FAVE - I read it every morning!!

  5. Such a beautiful post! Hope you had the merriest Christmas! ��


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