July 10, 2006

Great Mercies

Physically tired after a weekend of activities.

The saddest moment when I learnt a dear friend lost her baby. It was sudden and heartbreaking. I had to hold back my tears when she had to explain to her daughter about it and then seeing the little girl's face turned to sadness and disappointment, and she gave her mummy a hug.

The happiest time was the Japanese meal a few of us had for dinner last night. Friend bought a Princess fondue/grill/steamer set which I had wanted to buy last year but decided to save the $$. We had a good time having Japanese teppanyaki with some homemade teppanyaki dipping sauce and also Japanese curry sauce on a fondue pot. To top it off, we played Japanese music in the background to create the right mood. For dessert, we had pulu hitam ice cream from Island Creamery. Yum!

On the way to work, whilst praying, my mind drifted off to the tune of a song... of which the lyrics reminded me of God's mercies to me - new everyday and sufficient for me all the time.

Mercies Anew
(Mark Altrogge and Bob Kaulin)

Every morning that breaks
There are mercies anew
Every breath that I take is your faithfulness proved
And at the end of each day
When my labours are through
I will sing of your mercies anew

And your mercies they will never end
For ten thousand years they remain
And when this world's beauty has passed away
Your mercies will be unchanged

When I've fallen and strayed
There are mercies anew
For you sought me in love
And my heart You pursued
In the face of my sin
Lord you never withdrew
I will sing of your mercies anew

And when the storms swirl and rage
There are mercies anew
In affliction and pain
You will carry me through
And at the end of my days
When Your throne fills my view
I will sing of your mercies anew

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