Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. Let the redeemed of the LORD say thisthose he redeemed from the hand of the foe, those he gathered from the lands, from east and west, from north and south Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men, for he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things. Psalm 107:13, 89
WITH ALL THE ADVANCES in technology, why do things seem to wear out so quickly? We can build a space station that lasts longer than our toaster. We can make a major in-vestment in a new home, and a few years later were told that we need replacement windows. As were about to sign the deal on a new car (priced just below the gross domestic product of Argentina), were told that we need to expend even more for an extended warranty to cover parts that could fail.
Relationships crumble. Bodies wear out. Investments fail. Churches split. Governments fall. But there is one thing that is absolutely indestructible. The psalmist declares that Gods love endures forever. Thats a long time! Even though everything else will eventually fail, Gods love never does. That is something we can build our hope on. As an old gospel song says, Hold to Gods unchanging hand.
Lord, we thank you for staying with us through thick and thin, times of prosperity and want, times of health and decline. We trust you to be our Companion even in the valley of the shadow of death (Ps 23:4).
– David K. Lynch is a retired pastor who lives and writes in Miamisburg, Ohio.