Thursday, March 17, 2016

“Faithful and True”

  "Faithful and True"   
     Sometimes we fail to keep our commitments due to human weakness.  We may sincerely desire to be faithful, but we forget.  Or we find ourselves hindered by circumstances beyond our control.  "Now at the last your care of me hath flourished again; wherein ye were also careful, but ye lacked opportunity" (Philippians 4:10).

    I think of my father whenever I consider these human realities .  He passed away when I was two years old.  I have few, if any, real memories of him.  Everyone that knew him, however, tells me that he greatly loved me.  I'm certain this was true.  Thus, it can be said of my father, Glen C. Davis Sr., that he desired to fulfill his responsibilities to me, but his human weakness (a congenital heart condition) took his life and hindered his intentions.  He was willing, but he was not able.

    Yet again, I think of my father - my Father - when considering the matter of faithful fulfillment of responsibilities.  "His compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is Thy faithfulness" (Lamentations 3:22-23).  One exists whose determinations never waver due to forgetfulness or weakness.  Perfect willingness and perfect ability flow from God's character and power.  He will and He can.  "Faithful is He that calleth you, who also will do it" (I Thessalonians 5:24).  Thus, Solomon could command that we "Trust the Lord with all thy heart" because our Heavenly Father will not and cannot fail to accomplish everything He purposes and promises (Proverbs 3:5; emphasis added).

There is a Heart so faithful and true,
it bears a scar for me and for you.
And we can know for a lifetime through,
it's faithful and true, faithful and true.

There is a grace that makes all things new,
born in that valley our Lord passed through,
where He was smitten for me and for you,
so faithful and true, faithful and true.

Forever draws nigh, we'll see His face soon,
shining in glory, so lovely the view.
And the glad anthem of our hearts will ensue,
so faithful and true,  faithful and true.

    There is Someone to trust in this day, and in this moment.  The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ forevermore dwells as the Holy One who cannot be other than who He is, and who cannot fail to fulfill His responsibilities and commitments.  He transcends circumstance, and He does not forget.  My earthly father's love for me and the human weakness that kept him from being and doing all he desired leads to remembrance of my Heavenly Father.  I find this to be a wonderful legacy, and motivation to rejoice that…

"The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms."
(Deuteronomy 33:27)
" I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and He that sat upon him was called Faithful and True."
(Revelation 19:11)

Weekly Memory Verse
    And the LORD said, Behold, there is a place by Me, and thou shalt stand upon a rock.
(Exodus 33:21)

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