The Special of the Day… From the Orange Moon Cafe…
"We shall not find perfect faithfulness in anyone else. Thus, when others forsake us, or fail us, or even break our hearts, a Heart awaits us that all along has promised the only perfect loyalty we shall ever find."
Our hearts require perfect faithfulness in order to know peace and assurance. We will find such trustworthiness only in the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
"When my father and my mother forsake me, then the LORD will take me up" (Psalm 27:10).
My father passed away when I was two years old. He greatly desired to be a loving parent to me throughout my childhood and adolescence. The human weakness of a heart condition, however, ended his life prematurely. "All flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away" (I Peter 1:24). My mother reared me, and served in loving and self-sacrificial faithfulness to me in ways for which I can never give enough thanks. She did everything she could, amid challenging circumstances, to provide for me. I have nothing but fond and grateful memories of her. She did not forsake me in any manner, but rather shed blood, sweat, and tears to provide the most amazing care and nurturing. However, devoted as she was, I am well aware that she could not be perfectly trustworthy to the charge given her by God and the path He paved for her. Human weakness prevented that, as it does all born of Adam's race.
One Heart alone beckons us to His throne of grace, from which perfect faithfulness forever flows in torrents of mercy and goodness.
"Thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds" (Psalm 36:5).
"God… cannot lie" (Titus 1:2).
"His compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is Thy faithfulness. The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in Him" (Lamentations 3:22-24).
We must find perfect faithfulness if our hearts are to know peace. Or rather, it must find us by the working of the very One we so desperately need. The God who cannot lie ever moves among the children of men to lead lost ones to discover His peace in salvation. The same God ever moves deeply within the spirits of His redeemed ones to remind and encourage us that He can be trusted in all things. Of He alone can this be said. We shall not find perfect faithfulness in anyone else. Thus, when others forsake us, or fail us, or even break our hearts, a Heart awaits us that all along has promised the only perfect loyalty we shall ever find. Solomon well knew this, and beckoned us to cast ourselves completely upon our sole haven of rest, the only One upon whom we can cast ourselves with complete abandon in the confidence He will never fail nor forsake us…
"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths."
"And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and He that sat upon him was called Faithful and True."
Weekly Memory Verse
"Thou art good, and doest good."