That Which Endures – May 5, 2023 (126/365)

Oh give thanks to the LORD, for He is good;

for his steadfast love endures forever!

Let Israel say,

“His steadfast love endures forever.”

Let the house of Aaron say,

“His steadfast love endures forever.”

Let those who fear the LORD say,

“His steadfast love endures forever.”

Psalms 118:1-4

Let JB say, “His steadfast love endures forever.”

If you’ve been following this page (thank you, by the way), you’ll know that one go-to verse I have is located in Lamentations 3:23-24. When I have nothing to say, but when I want to say something, or rather, when I want to write about something, I would start it all off by proclaiming the truth in this Scripture – That is, that the steadfast love of the Lord never ceases. That’s right, when I am blank but also ironically full, I would say that the mercy of the Lord never comes to an end; and not only do we say that His mercy is endless, but the writer of this Scripture does not hesitate to add that these same mercies are new every morning.

With that recognized and recalled, I could say that even if I venture to quote this verse every day and in every article I push out of my body, it’ll still sound new, just as the mercy of the Lord is new every morning. And, really, was there a day in our lives that we could say with all confidence, was precisely the same as any other day we’ve had? It’s easy for us to recall events of deja vu happening to us, but I’m talking about an entire day. I’m assuming you’re with me when I say, no – there hasn’t been one day precisely and exactly the same as any other.

And now that I think about it, this also means that the mercy that the Lord has had for us today is unique. From here I could go into so many points to ponder, but for today I think I would have us imagine how, well, this One we call God, this Creator of the heavens and the earth and of all things seen and unseen, who, you would imagine, has a million and one more things to prioritize more than us – Imagine how it counts it as joy to see us and our state not just in this very moment, but in consideration of our past and our future, if only to bestow heavenly mercy upon each and every single one of us, according to each and every single one of us; Bear with me, but imagine how today’s mercy from our God, whom we call Father, is for today – that’s three hundred and sitxy five flavors of God’s mercy for us in a year, for every year we’ve walked on this finite, fallen reality.

I’m sorry, but I went off track there. Father, thank You, indeed, for your mercies. It’s because of your enduring love, and your personalized, endless mercies, that, indeed, we could naturally cry out in awe and wonder, proclaiming that Your faithfulness to us is… well, great!

But again, let me say, ‘God’s steadfast love endures forever.’ The Lamentations would have us see the other side of the coin – God’s steadfast love has no end. But here, the Psalmist writes of the same love, and reminds us that though we would do well to cast out any doubt of God’s love fading – well, when we muse or meditate on this, we’re also taking into consideration, that God’s love is always enduring. Do you see the difference? It’s me, talking about point A and NOT point B again, as I’ve been rambling on and on about, starting a few articles ago.

But see here – You can say that it’s in our recognizing and appreciating the enduring and eternal quality of God’s love for us that we have the propensity to give Him thanks… And, well, I suppose I’ve seen that in these past few days. I mean, in times when I’ve been brought to exhaustion, and when I’ve been brought to run on fumes, it’s during these times that we’ve been emptied that we see for ourselves, in clearer view, how certain things stand out, because they don’t leave us.

I’ve kept a line in my mind, one I read the fictional Professor X quoting: “Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose”

Heh. Meme.

Anyway, that literally means, ‘The more it changes, the more it’s the same thing’. Or I’ve been brought to understand it means, ‘The more things change, the more things stay the same.’; Thinking along those lines in the light of what we’re seemingly talking about here, I think what I want to say is that the more things fade, the more we see things that endure.

And more than seeing how the mercies of the Lord are custom made and bestowed upon us, new every morning, eventually, we’d appreciate how God’s mercy is as God’s love… Just, there. For us. Not against us.

And once again, we’re brought to proclaim… Great, indeed, is Your faithfulness, my God!

As I end this week, with a whole bunch of deliverables I impose upon myself still staying as deliverables… well, I thought it was still appropriate to take this time between workouts to recognize, that each and every one of us in the body of Christ may have everything taken away from us in this world… or, hey, it could be the exact opposite: We may have all that we want and need in this world, but in nothing and everything, we have the Holy Spirit constantly reminding us, that through Christ, we are loved with a steadfast love, we’re bestowed mercies unique to us to our unique situations in every unique day, and we have hope and confidence, knowing our God is always faithful to us.

Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for His Love!

Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for His Mercy!

Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for His Faithfulness!

Until the next post, God bless you.

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