Compassion, God’s Love
The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases;
his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning;
Great is your faithfulness.
‘The Lord is my portion,’ says my soul,
‘therefore I will hope in him.’
Jeremiah witnessed the fall of Jerusalem. In the book of Lamentations, he reflects on the event. In our focus passage, He gives hope to those who are exiled.
The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; Jeremiah reminds those in exile that God still loves them and will always do so.
his mercies never come to an end; God will always look down on His people with love we don’t deserve.
they are new every morning; Each day, He gives new mercies to those He loves.
Great is your faithfulness. Here Jeremiah gives witness to God for His faithfulness. God is always faithful, even when we are not.
’The Lord is my portion,’ says my soul, ‘therefore I will hope in him.’ Jeremiah gives testimony that he will share the privilege of worshiping God forever. He is present in his soul and he will trust in Him.
I need to be reminded of this passage and this hymn. I chose this verse and this hymn when I worked on this month's blog posts in January. This past Sunday, our pastor announced that he was retiring from the United Methodist Church. This Saturday and next week our General Conference meets to make a crucial decision about the doctrine of the church. Please pray for our local church and the church-at-large.