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Has this ever happened to you? You’re reading your Bible, and a passage of Scripture you’ve read possibly dozens of times before suddenly leaps off the page with new meaning.

That’s what happened to me a few years ago while reading the 143rd chapter of Psalms. When I came to the 8th verse and read the words, “Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you,” I stopped reading any further, and went back and read the 8th verse again. And, again. And, again.

What a beautiful sentiment I found in that verse, especially the opening phrase, “Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love.” I can think of no more meaningful prayer to start the morning with each day than asking the Lord to remind me of His faithful, unconditional, and unwavering love. What more do I need to start the day than to be told He loves me?

I began wrestling with that verse as a dog wrestles with an old sock, or gnaws on a favorite bone. I couldn’t let it go. I meditated on it in the shower. I meditated on it while putting on makeup, and while driving in my car. I’ve never had a verse take hold of me like this verse did. It literally wrapped itself around my heart and never let go.

I printed the verse on paper to use as my Bible bookmark. Each morning as I began my Bible reading, I started by reading Psalm 143:8. I even came up with a melody whereby I could sing it to the Lord, and it’s on the screensaver of both my home and office computers. I was also so taken with the idea of starting my day with God’s love that I searched for other “Morning Gifts” He readily offers. All we have to do is accept them.

To say Psalm 143:8 has made an impression on me would be an understatement. So, when I began thinking about setting up this website, it only seemed fitting that Psalm 143:8 should play a significant role. That’s how Morning Word came to be.

It is the desire of my heart that the devotionals, topical studies and object lessons that my husband, Charles A. Whipple, and I contribute will minister to you and help you “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 3:18).

Now that you’ve discovered Morning Word, please visit frequently to see what’s new. And, if this site has been a blessing to you, please take the time to send an e-mail with your comments.

Sincerely,

Lorraine Roberts Whipple

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