Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments.
Deuteronomy 7:9 (NIV)
A survey conducted this past Easter showed that Canadians had adapted remarkably well to the new reality of live-streamed religious services even as they craved the return to in-person worship unencumbered by public health restrictions. The study by the Angus Reid Institute conducted in partnership with the Cardus think-tank canvassed the views of 1,059 Canadian adults who attended religious services at least once per month pre-pandemic, and they found that almost half of them longed for a return to in-person worship.
In a society that has moved far from Biblical principles, there remain some that are still celebrated. One of those is faithfulness. Those who keep their marriage vows are celebrated, those who keep their word are trusted. The problem is that our nature is weak, and it is difficult to consistently keep our word. What a contrast to the nature of our God. One of the first revelations of God’s nature in the Bible is found in Deuteronomy 7:9: “Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments.” When someone you know lets you down, trust in the faithful God who will never let you down. When you need stability in your life, never forget that the God who loves you in Jesus is right there with you, faithfully holding you and guiding you. When life changes horribly, and grief seems overwhelming, have faith that God is right there with you, walking faithfully with you through the most challenging of times. He keeps His covenant of love for you – He can do no other, since He is, by nature, faithful.
These have been words from the heart.