FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27
“For the Lord is good;
His steadfast love endures forever,
and His faithfulness to all generations.”
Psalm 100:5 (ESV)
THANKSGIVING AT NORTHSTAR: FAITHFULNESS
There’s a story about a man who prided himself on being exceedingly punctual. He followed a very precise routine every morning. His alarm went off at 6:30 AM. He rose briskly, shaved, showered, ate his breakfast, brushed his teeth, picked up his briefcase, got into his car, rode the ferry across to the downtown business area, got off the ferry, walked smartly to his building, marched to the elevator, rode to the seventeenth floor, hung up his coat, opened his briefcase, spread his papers out on his desk, and sat down in his chair at precisely 8:00 AM. Not 8:01 AM, not even 7:59. Always at 8:00 AM.
One morning his alarm did not go off, and he overslept fifteen minutes. He rushed everything to speed to the ferry landing. There it was, out in the water a few feet from the dock. He said to himself, “I think that I can make it,” and he ran down the dock towards the ferry at full speed. Reaching the edge of the pier he made an enormous leap out over the water and miraculously landed with a loud thud on the deck of the ferry. The captain rushed down to make sure he was alright. The captain said, “Man, that was a tremendous leap, but if you would have just waited another minute, we would have reached the dock, and you could have walked on.”
Psalm 100:5 reminds us that God is always right on time. The psalmist uses the words “steadfast” and “faithfulness” to describe God and His love. The word used for “love” could also be translated “mercy.” God’s mercy is forever.
How has God been “good” to you? How has God been “merciful” to you? How has God been “faithful” to you?
Take some time and praise God for the things you listed above.