December 14, 2011 § Leave a comment
At the heart of Psalm 89 is God’s faithfulness. The introductory four verses set the tone: “I will sing of the Lord’s great love for ever; with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known through all generations. I will declare that your love stands firm for ever, that you established your faithfulness in heaven itself” (89:1-2). The Advent season is about waiting for the fulfillment of God’s promise of faithfulness in the midst of so many signs and examples of unfaithfulness in the world. The Christmas message is that God kept his word, and that His word became flesh among us to establish His trustworthiness for ever. We all need to be loved… the kind of love that gives us security and that would not depend on changing circumstances or moods. We all need somebody to believe in us, to have faith in us… the kind of faith that can be fully trusted and won’t disappoint us. Only God can love us and be faithful to us in that way. May His love and faithfulness inspire us this Christmas season to embrace our love for others and to re-establish our faithfulness to others.