June 24, 2020
Psalm 89:1-4 … “I will sing of your steadfast love, O Lord, forever; with my mouth I will proclaim your faithfulness to all generations.” vs. 1
Sometimes when we read the Psalms we wonder just who these Pollyanna writers must have been. We imagine that they lived in more tranquil times than ours; that they didn’t face the societal upheavals that get daily attention from our news sources. Otherwise, how could they have possibly written such optimistic and positive hymns of praise? Of course it’s not true that their lives were free of trouble and disaster. In reality, their times were much more turbulent and difficult than our own—but they still found reason to sing aloud of God’s faithfulness and love! And so do we on our better days! Even in the face of pandemic and racial tensions, many of us still realize that this old world is a pretty remarkable place and we are blessed to have the privilege of life in this time and place. We do have a God whose name is synonymous with steadfast love, and that God is not going to desert us. No matter what shenanigans we humans come up with to create tension and undermine relationships, we don’t have to worry about the One who brought all things into existence. We may not like the politics of the time, and religious claims can leave us weary, but our God transcends all those trivialities, and will be faithful even into our grandchildren’s generation and beyond.
Thought for the Day: For what am I praising God today?