The LORD’S lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, For His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. -Lamentations 3:22-23 (NASB)

Like many kids, my son doesn’t like school. He’d rather be at home! Each morning, he tells me how much he doesn’t want to go to school. He even said he wanted it to be yesterday again.

But what we do each day before rising is what I brought his attention to: we thank the Lord for the gift of the new day, and the opportunity to talk to Him first thing in the morning.

I told him that each day is a lot like a birthday or Christmas gift: a present to be unwrapped. What could be inside? We’ll have to find out!

Each day is wrapped in mystery till we open it and go through it, and just like real presents, sometimes the day could hold amazing highs or disappointing lows. But we can always be grateful recipients of His gift to us, and glorify Him in the way we receive and handle what it brings.