The First Morning . . .

"Morning has broken like the first morning.  Blackbird has spoken like the first bird. Praise for the singing, Praise for the morning, Praise for them springing fresh from the world."  Steven Curtis Chapman

In mid June this painting will be in a show opening in New York at a gallery in Watkins Glen. I wish I had time to paint a few more sailboats as they are very calming to paint and to have hanging around the studio.  The song by Steven Curtis Chapman is one of my favorites of course learned at an early age in my teen years and a favorite in the shower at daybreak. 

David is the writer of Psalm 103.  God's mercy is for his people and it will continue longer than their lives and their present state in life. This mercy belongs to those who life a life of faith and fear God. They keep his covenant and hold it fast and do not let go of it. God's people treasure him and will not break their relationship with him, as they live a life of obedience keeping His commandments.  For me the early morning is a simple treasured reminder as I begin my day to have the gift of the sunrise in glorious magnitude and color painted across the horizon blooming into the sky above me. Morning has broken. 

"But from everlasting to everlasting the Lord's love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children's children. Psalm 103:17