“Great is Thy Faithfulness”
“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” ~Hebrews 11:1
“Great it thy faithfulness, O God my Father, there is no shadow of turning with thee; thou changest not, thy compassions they fail not; as thou hast been, thou forever wilt be. Great is thy faithfulness, Great is thy faithfulness, Morning by morning new mercies I see; all I have needed thy hand hath provided; great is thy faithfulness Lord, unto me!
Summer & winter & spring time & harvest, sun, moon, & stars in their courses above, join with all nature in manifold witness to they great faithfulness, mercy & love. Great is thy faithfulness! Great is thy faithfulness! Morning by morning new mercies I see; all I have needed thy hand has provided; great is thy faithfulness, Lord unto me!
Pardon for sin & a peace that endureth, thine own dear presence to cheer & to guide; strength for today & bright hope for tomorrow, blessings are mine, with ten thousand beside! Great is thy faithfulness! Great is thy faithfulness! Morning by morning new mercies I see. All I have needed thy hand has provided; great is thy faithfulness, Lord unto me!
The prophets remind us that there are two visions or views in our world, often competing with each other to grab our attention & direct our lives. One sees death & the other sees life. One sees hopelessness & the other sees hope. One sees brokenness & the other sees healing & wholeness. One sees life’s circumstances through our limited human vision & the other sees life through God’s eyes. When you see life through God’s eyes everything changes & even in times of suffering, as you take in the very breath of God, your dried dead bones will come to life & the beauty of life will return as you come alive in the Spirit of God.
“Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart; naught be all else to me, save that thou art. Thou my best thought, by day or by night, waking or sleeping, thy presence my light.
Be thou my wisdom & thou my true word, I ever with thee & thou with me Lord; Heart of my own heart, whatever befall, still be my vision, O Ruler of all.”
“God is our refuge & our strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore, we will not fear, though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea; though the waters roar & foam, though the mountains tremble with it tumult. The Lord of hosts is with us, the God of Jacob in our refuge.” ~Psalm 118:1-2
~Posted by Rev Kathryn Bindig, MDiv. MS; Pastoral Care Minister with assistance from Rich Muscatello; Director of Business Development & Strategy
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