If we are unfaithful, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny who He is.” 2 Timothy 2:13
It was Saturday morning. I like Saturdays…especially early in the morning. I usually get up somewhere between 4.30am and 5.00am. There is no alarm and no reason…it is just something that I do and have done for years. I immediately head to my trusty Keurig for a cup of inspiration and then watch a few minutes of the Weather Channel before heading over to the farm show. I know, I am not a farmer but for some reason it is part of my Saturday routine. They do have a weather report that is like the old fashion days…you know not a lot of fancy stuff just some weather maps and a few graphics. After that comes some time with God. I read, we talk and well, it’s just a great way to start any day but especially…Saturday.
So, this past Saturday, after the normal routines were done I decided to make another cup of coffee and take it outside. It was still early…you know that time when night is still lingering but it is definitely on the run. It’s a mixture of grays with just a hint of promise starting to peek in the East. As I walked out onto our driveway, I looked to my left, to the East, and saw a bit of that promise. From where I was standing, I could see the Christian Church that sits over on the next block. They have those frosted, glass block windows that were all the rage in the 1940’s. One of those windows was capturing the first rays of that day’s sun…and it was beautiful.
Reflecting on the window and filling the whole window, was a radiant color that can only be described as brilliant orange. It was that morning’s sun, just rising above the horizon, saying, “Good Morning.” As I looked, a verse from the Old Testament part of the Jewish and Christian Bibles, came to my mind. It says, “This is the day that the Lord has made…I will…that is, I choose…to rejoice and be glad in it. And, honestly, given the reflection on the glass, that might not be too difficult.
Well, I wondered if I walked north to my front yard, could I see more of the impending sunrise. So, I started walking, carefully avoiding all the small rocks on the sidewalk, that could hurt my bare feet and spoil the moment. When I got to the front yard, there was indeed a small glimpse and this time it was the Methodist Church’s turn to be a part of the show. This church sits just down the street from our house. It is a majestic, old building made of brick with large columns. It could easily be a church planted on a city square somewhere down south.
And there it was…the early morning sun. Sandwiched between two massive columns, that same brilliant orange, pierced the gray…and it was beautiful. It was so beautiful, I spoke out loud the words that had earlier came to my mind. “This is the day that the Lord has made…I will…that is, I choose…to rejoice and be glad in it.” It was a declaration, but it also was a celebration. I was celebrating the faithfulness of my Dearest Daddy who had blessed me with a brilliant taste of the new day. It.Was.Good.
It was about then that I made a connection. It was good and so is He. I mean, I had no idea what the day was going to hold, but if He is good then I just believed that regardless of what came, He was going to bring good from it. There is another verse that says that in the Bible, but that morning, I owned it…I believed it…by faith. I was deciding that, regardless of that day’s circumstances, they were not going to dictate my opinion of God. Instead, my faith in the God Who caused the sun to rise would.
Another verse popped up on my radar and it was one that I had decided to use when I shared at church on Sunday. It was written by Paul, a guy God used to write a chunk of the New Testament and he said, “If we are unfaithful, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny who He is.” Even when I am not faithful, even when I blow it—He will be faithful. Why? It’s just who He is, and He cannot deny Who He is.
So, today, regardless of what comes, I hope you will remember that no matter what, God is going to be faithful. You have His word on it. It doesn’t mean the day is guaranteed to be perfect. It doesn’t mean that there won’t be a bump or a tragedy. It just means that no matter what…no.matter.what…He will be there, He will be faithful and, oh yes, He’s got this. Bro. Dewayne