If you live in Florida you might never know the truth about the postman. He or she does not come when the snow gets deep. I know this must come as a blow. It is like hearing for the first time as a child that Santa isn’t. “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds” just isn’t so. Our mailman did not come last week during a blizzard.
Another favorite that isn’t so is “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” Thousands who got to Ellis Island never got any closer to the golden shore. If they did not look well they were sent back. I cannot imagine the heartache of those who spent all they had for passage only to be sent back penniless and homeless. They even got to see the promised land but New York’s door was shut. This was a hard one for me to learn. I was devastated. What else can go wrong? Next we are going to discover that George Washington told a lie?
Psalm 146:12 says it quite accurately. “Do not put your trust in princes, in human beings, who cannot save.” The good news is verse 6. It says, “He is the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them– he remains faithful forever.” “Faithful forever” sounds so good. His promises are reliable and not just for this week or this year. Forever is a long time. In Malachi 3 God tells us that He doesn’t change. So if you are looking for some consistency in your life we can safely say He is forever faithful. And that is the unchangeable truth.
Written by Roger Bothwell on February 10, 2015
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