When my parents and I arrived at Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, we were eager to see Old Faithful erupt. Before long, the geyser lived up to its name and put on a show for us. Now decades later, Old Faithful still symbolizes the importance of faithfulness to me.
Faithfulness doesn’t necessarily come easily in real life. It’s tempting to quit when challenges arise. But many people face difficulties head-on and keep going. Whom do you admire for their perseverance? Has someone you know completed a course of study, stuck with a hard job, kept marriage vows, cared for an elderly loved one, faced health challenges with courage, or raised children or grandchildren? Why not thank God for them, and then send them a note to affirm them for their faithfulness.
Or maybe you could thank a faithful volunteer at your church, school, or in your community. Or thank friends who have stood by you or have faithfully prayed for you during a challenging season. Or perhaps you want to honor your spouse for his or her marriage commitment.
When it comes to faithfulness, God is our supreme example. The Bible assures us again and again that we can count on Him. “The faithfulness of the LORD endures forever” (Psalm 117:2) and “His faithfulness continues through all generations” (Psalm 100:5). And in Lamentations 3:22–23 we read, “Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”
Our family’s favorite hymn is “Great Is Thy Faithfulness.” One line speaks of God’s faithfulness in “summer and winter, and springtime and harvest.” Yes, God is faithful in all seasons, all year long, and to all generations.
Heavenly Father, thank you that we can always count on you. You are a faithful, unchanging God. And that gives us great joy and hope for today and eternity. We praise you and bless Your name. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
About Lydia Harris
Lydia E. Harris is happily married to Milt, her sweetheart for 48 years. She has two married children, five grandkids, and is the author of a Bible study, "Preparing My Heart for Grandparenting" (AMG Publishers, 2010 release). She's also a tea enthusiast and writes the column "A Cup of Tea with Lydia."