I’ve always wanted pretty flowers by our mailbox. Throughout the years, I’ve planted a variety of possibilities and all have died—until now. Last year I planted purple Mexican Petunia at the base of the mailbox post and it lived. It’s still thriving within its small circular border, attracting butterflies. Every morning there are beautiful purple blossoms on my plant. By the evening, the blossoms are on the ground. I never worry, however, because I know that tomorrow morning there will be more flowers in their place.
It got me thinking. Isn’t that just like God’s love for us? He always gives second chances when I blow it. We may fail today and our blossoms may fall, but tomorrow we can try again. His love for us never fades; we have new hope every day. Lamentations 3:22-24 says, “Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, ‘The Lord is my portion; there I will wait for him.’”
What a great reminder. We may blow it today, but His love is new every morning!