Daily Word of Grace # 121 (September 1, 2020)

When I was in high school Cyndi Lauper had one of her biggest hits, a beautiful reassuring ballad called “Time after Time” which she wrote in the midst of a very difficult personal relationship (who cannot relate to that?).  She sings: “Lying in my bed, I hear the clock tick and think of you.  Caught up in circles, confusion is nothing new.  Flashback, warm nights almost left behind.  Suitcase of memories…If you’re lost you can look and you will find me time after time.  If you fall I will catch you, I’ll be waiting time after time.”  When you’re lying in bed and hearing the clock who do you think of?  Are you ever confused and “caught up in circles”?  What’s in your “suitcase of memories”?  Do you ever feel lost or like you’re falling?  The good news of the gospel is that you are fully known and fully loved by God, who sympathizes with your weaknesses (Hebrews 4:15).  Not only does God understand and empathize with everything in your “suitcase of memories” and everything that has you confused and “caught up in circles,” God seeks you out when you are lost (Luke 19:10) and promises to catch you when you fall (Psalm 37:24).  Eventually God’s love will win the day in your life no matter what , always and forever, “time after time.”

Love and Prayers,