God's Faithfulness

    The late author Alex Haley, of Roots fame, loved to tell of the time when as a boy, he and his grandmother faced eviction from their Tennessee home. Hard times had caused the family to get behind in the mortgage payment. But Grandma Cynthia received a special gift that Christmas, an envelope which contained a receipt showing that the mortgage had been paid and a roll of money totaling twenty-seven dollars. Grandma Cynthia got down on her knees and offered a prayer of thanksgiving, tears flowing uncontrollably down her cheeks.

Alex Haley said that even with of all his successes, nothing touched him as deeply as that moment. We can understand why. Such real-life illustrations of God's faithfulness are unforgettable. And just as Haley never tired of telling how God met Grandma Cynthia's need, we must never tire of rehearsing God's faithfulness to us, or praising Him for His love.

We should be thankful to God each day for His faithfulness. In Psalm 25:10, David writes, "All the paths of the LORD are steadfast love and faithfulness, for those who keep his covenant and his testimonies."

Today, let us be grateful that we have a relationship with a God who is faithful to us even when times are dark and our hopes are faintest.


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