Old Faithful

Old Faithful

The sun rises every morning, and sets every evening.  The waves never cease to crash upon the shore.  A full moon faithfully greets us every month.  Whenever there is a big change in temperature or weather pattern, there will be rain.  Every morning, you can hear the birds singing.  The seasons change without fail.

God shows His faithfulness to us in these things we so easily take for granted.  Looking at our own bodies, we can see our Creator’s faithfulness again.  Our heart beats faithfully, with no help from us.  We breathe automatically.  Every time we eat, our body will digest that food.  Our eyes blink without any help from us.  If we get a cut, our body will heal itself.  Once again, we see that our God is not only a glorious Creator, but He is faithful.

We got Rachel a hamster for her eighth birthday.  Watching that little critter and seeing her personality shining through has given us many laughs.  It’s so fascinating to watch her, trying to figure out what she’s thinking.  (Usually, it’s “How do I get out of this cage?”)  I’ve learned more about God’s faithfulness even through that hamster.  Every night, about the time we get Rachel tucked into bed, and we want to watch something on TV, that little critter will carry some food into her plastic wheel and decide to go for a spin.  So much for watching TV!  It is SO noisy that you have to turn on the closed-captioning to figure out what is being said on the TV.  Yet, God has made this hamster a nocturnal creature, and so every single night, at the same time, she gets up and decides to be active.

The Ancient of Days, who is faithful to do all of these things is faithful to be with you always. (Heb. 13:5) He is faithful to help you to be more than a conqueror in the every day trials of life.  (Rom. 8:37)

If you feel like God isn’t faithful, look around you. Remind yourself of His faithfulness that displays itself daily to all of us.  His mercies are new every morning.  (Lam. 3:23) They are new for you.
© 2004, Stacy R Miller


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