Great is Thy faithfulness!
Great is Thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord unto me!
This hymn was one I sang throughout my childhood. Like a crimson thread of truth woven through the tapestry of life, deep truth ever calling me to come and abide in the faithfulness of Christ. It became dearer to me as I grew closer to my Lord Jesus. I sang it louder and more passionately as I saw Him time and again, produce His faithfulness in my life. “Morning by Morning, new mercies I see”. These words were imbedded deep within the fabric of who I was and were drawn out in worship of Christ.
These hymns are like anchors of the soul, connecting us to truth
and calling us to gaze upon Jesus and rest.
“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22-23
His mercies are new every morning.
As I wake up each morning, I want this song written on my heart. In all the seasons of my life, I desire to know that His new mercies are awaiting me. Whether in joy or in sorrow, great is Your faithfulness, Oh God my Father.
This hymn is an expression of adoration to the Lord of my heart.
A Little About Me
I am a Canadian, living in America, with a little, big family. We love Jesus, the Bible, music and hymns. We love lots of coffee and wooden tables, quilts and good books, traveling and staying at home, nurturing friendships with people of all cultures.
We love children and neighbors and serving our church, and telling others about the greatest Gift of all.
My husband and I have been entrusted with four wonderful children here on Earth and one in Heaven. We are so thankful to God for these gifts. We are from the Pacific Northwest where we have served in many churches, in various staff and volunteer roles, throughout our lives as singles and together as a married couple. At our last church, my husband was the Pastor of Worship and Discipleship. God has transplanted us into the mid-west as my husband and I pursue training for further church ministry. We have both been passionate about church ministry since we were young and have pursued training and education to live out this calling.
I am in a new season of life with our family of 6, as my husband attends seminary. Through this journey, I have been reminded of the way that God divinely designs His children and desires for us to use the gifts He has graciously given. I have written in journals for years, written songs, short stories, poems, children’s stories, and articles. After taking a long break from writing on a blog, I believe the Lord is leading me back to writing more regularly to use the gifts that He has designed.
In 2005, I recorded an album of original songs, snapshots of joy, faith, struggle, healing, waiting, and rest. It is a tapestry of grace, a story of faith and pursuit of Christ. I recorded this album shortly before I met my husband. Over the years, it has been a joy to hear of the ways God has used these songs to encourage and minister to many. To learn more, feel free to read my series of essays (Parts 1, 2, and 3) where I share glimpses of my journey: Wait For You: A Tapestry of Grace Part 1. (I’ll be uploading my music soon!)
As well, I am enjoying a new found role as a Birth Doula, assisting families in one of the most delicate seasons of life, welcoming the joy and blessing of children. It is a joy to provide continuous labor support and compassionate care to women in childbirth.
I love to write about new mercies God gives, new lessons learned about that one Great Story and how everything flows from it. There will be short snapshots, vignettes of grace, selected, organized and presented like a museum filled with memories, captured as a moment in time; words delicately placed together to offer a portrait of beauty, grace, and hope. This is a blog dedicated to my little family whom I love with all my heart.
May God be glorified in our lives and
may we go forth from our home into the world to be a blessing.
-Jennifer D Harris, December 2015