The prompt at #livefreeThursday this week is “more than we can ask for.”  In Ephesians 3, Paul bends over backwards and strains his amazing mental thesaurus to communicate to his readers that God is the very essence of abundance.  Given this, what do we do when our hearts need truth in the moment?  When all that our eyes can see feels like “not enough”?

In days of abundance, we preserve,
Whether it’s green beans in a jar,
Or a meal,
Made in advance for a busy day.

When the soul-famine gnaws,
And the silence of God echoes abandonment,
The Truth —
Vacuum sealed in this jar of clay —
Unlike last Tuesday’s meatloaf
Or the manna
(with its one-day shelf life),
God’s mercies are new every morning,
Ever new.

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Michele Morin

I am a teacher, blogger, reader, and gardener who finds joy in sitting at a table surrounded by women with open Bibles. I have been married to an unreasonably patient husband for nearly 27 years, and our four children are growing up at an alarming rate. Nonetheless, two teens still remain at home, and along with an incorrigible St. Bernard, we laugh, make messes, clean them up, and then start all over again. I love hot tea and well-crafted sentences, poems that stop me in my tracks and days at the ocean with the whole family. I lament biblical illiteracy and advocate for the prudent use of "little minutes." I blog at Living Our Days because "the way I live my days will be, after all, the way I live my life." You can connect with me on Facebook or Twitter.

14 thoughts on “Preserved”

  1. Love this: “God’s mercies are new every morning, Preserved, Ever new” Love how God’s promises have been preserved through the ages and are still as fresh and relevant as they were in ancient times.

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  2. Touched my heart strings this morning. I have felt His keeping power in times of famine and have survived. Thanks for sharing. Visiting from Trying on Grace.


  3. Ah, Michele! This is beautiful! Isn’t it interesting how ‘preserve’ and ‘preserver’ are so close in spelling? At first read your title as ‘Preserver” ;)–that when we are preserved in Christ–we have the ability to preserver!


  4. Sweet, simple, and beautiful -all things that last, last in Him! A great thought to start my day : ) Thanks! Blessings from #Thought-ProvokingThursday!

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  5. Beautiful words, Michele. Thank you for the reminder that His mercies are new every morning. Let’s not try to self-sustain, or go days without seeking Him for fresh manna. He longs to meet daily with each of His precious children, if only we will let Him.
    Blessings and hugs,


  6. Wonderful post Michele, thank you for sharing it with us at Good Morning Mondays. My husbands work situation has changed and he has possibly lost some work and we have been discussing what we can do about it and you know what, we decided that the only thing we can do is pray. God is in control and He knows what is going on and His mercies are new every morning. He will never let us down. Blessings to you xxxx


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