“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” This was the quote from a handmade gift my youngest daughter framed for me this Christmas.
After reading this, I was reminded of all the dog-earred pages I have in our family’s copy of Anne of Green Gables and how much I love, not only the story of this undaunted heroine, but also Lucy Maud Montgomery’s ability to cause me to wonder with delight at this world…something of which I do far too little. I remarked to Courtney what a beautiful person Lucy Montgomery must have been to be able to see the world in the way her “Anne with an e” describes it to us.
“Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?” Anne exclaims to her staid guardian, Marilla. It seems a fitting sentiment as we now enter our new year 2013. Isn’t it nice to think of this new year with no mistakes in it yet?
Who knows what all those little blank calendar squares will contain this year? Certainly our share of mistakes and our share of challenges. Perhaps great sorrows? Hopefully a good smattering of delight and joy. Whatever may come, we who wait for the LORD may confidently greet each new day afresh with no mistakes in it, knowing God’s mercies are new for us every morning of the year ahead; yes, surely every morning we walk this earth.
And aren’t we glad we live in such a world?
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.”