Empty and Blank
The Older we get, the less this seems to apply, but imagine a baby born with no consciousness of their present world. No anger, violence, war, politics…pain, suffering, disappointments. In our elder state our minds and experiences are full of the past. We remember everything negative, and seem to forget all the positive.
It takes a while, maybe even only a single day, but eventually this little baby gets full of all the world has to offer.
The Good…the bad…and the downright ugly.
In fact, it seems that this is what man has always known.
“Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble.” Job 14:1 (KJV)
But here’s my thought today, and it’s really simple. You have the opportunity to start each morning as Empty and Blank. Last night you prayed for forgiveness, and you forgave others that had wronged you. This morning, that past is history. Time to start fresh.
“This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. It is of the LORD’S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:21-23 (KJV)
His mercy, compassion, faithfulness…truly, anything you can imagine. They start fresh every morning. Just in time for you to start your new day with a blank slate!