In Gratitude for Faithfulness

IMG_1018IMG_1016It’s October 12th, Thanksgiving weekend, and here in Prince George we are still enjoying an incredible stretch of weather that began in the summer and has extended well into fall.  The colours are exceptional; yellows and reds – longer lasting it seems than in previous years.  I am enjoying riding my bike and walking midst this feast of warmth and colour.

I find myself humming the words from an old hymn – Great is thy faithfulness – usually sung at this time of the year.  A year ago I wrote a post entitled, “Giving Thanks”, based on this hymn (see link). ( http://raphsongmusic.com/giving-thanks/).  The words from the first verse are as follows:

Great is thy faithfulness, O God my father. There is no shadow of turning with Thee. Thou changest not, thy compassions they fail not. As thou has been thou forever will be.” Summer and winter and spring time and harvest…

IMG_1015The “Thees” and “Thous” date the hymn to an earlier time (circa 1923), but the sentimentFall 181 and message of the words are enduring – they have lasting power.  Faithfulness speaks of God’s constancy. He always keeps His promises. He is unchanging in His expression of His goodness and mercy… He is trustworthy.

 

Early on in the human story,   God spoke these words:

“as long as the earth endures, seed time and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease.”

 The changing seasons are one expression of the faithfulness of God.  My response to all this comes through the words of another song which I wrote about  four years ago (Bless the Lord O my soul).  I have included it here.

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Cliff {AMDG}

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