Thursday, October 11, 2012

Your Love Never Fails

But when the kindness and love of God our Saviour appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy.
Titus 3:4 & 5

And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus.
Eph. 2:6 & 7

So yesterday I was driving to work after having had a particularly enjoyable morning and lunch.  For some reason I began to reflect on how kind YHWH has been to me.  And I really do mean the word "Kind."  Sure, God has been gracious, loving, forgiving...plenty of that, merciful, funny, tolerant, etc.  But for some reason I seemed to focus in on his kindness.

That's kind of a rather funny word to think of when you contemplate the divine.  Still...

I assume that he must have a massive streak of it in him to put up with me as much as he does.  I'm sure that I must try his patience the majority of the time.  Yet, I can't help but figure that he understands my waywardness better than I ever will.  I suppose when you have that type of big-picture perspective, you are open to being a tad more gracious than I might be.

So anyway, I was driving to work and a song came on the radio.  I'm sure I've heard it before, but this was the first time that the lyrics really sank in.  It made me smile.

Nothing can separate, even if I ran away.
Your love never fails.
I know I still make mistakes, but you have new mercies for me everyday.
Your love never fails.

You stay the same through the ages.
Your love never changes.

There may be pain in the night but joy comes in the morning.

And when the oceans rage, I don't have to be afraid.  
Because I know that You love me.
Your love never fails.

The wind is strong and the water's deep, but I'm not alone here in these open seas.
Cause Your love never fails.
The chasm is far too wide.  I never thought I'd reach the other side.
But Your love never fails.

You make all things work together for my good.

So anyway, I was driving out to the cabin today re-thinking everything from yesterday.  Sure enough, I began to re-think that song.  I started playing it in my head and just being thankful for all the kindness God has shown me.

I turned on the radio and guess what song was just beginning?

Coincidence?  :)



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