In Yellowstone National Park there is a geyser that in 1870 was named “Old Faithful” because of the legend that dates back to that time that said the geyser erupted every hour on the hour. However, the actual times between eruptions can be anywhere from 35 to 120 minutes or more. Its eruptions last from 1 1/2 minutes to more than 5 minutes in length, and the height of Old Faithful’s eruption ranges from 90 to 180+ feet. So, here is a geyser that is named “Old Faithful”, but in reality it’s not really faithful – there can be many differing variations in the eruptions it shoots skyward.
That is what can be said about many things in this world – they (being a human being or an event such as a geyser) are said to be almost always faithful, and some are even said to be very faithful, while there can be any number of circumstances or events that would prevent that faithfulness.
The dictionary defines faithful as: “true to one’s word, promises, vows, reliable, trusted”. And while many of us may strive to be faithful in many things, there is always the chance that we will fail or something will prevent our faithfulness, even if unintentional.
However, there is one person who is ALWAYS faithful, and NEVER changes – Jesus Christ.
Yesterday, today, forever, Jesus is the same.
All may change, but Jesus never! Glory to His Name!
One thing we can always count on in this life, and that is for Him to be faithful. When He says He will supply our needs, He will supply them. When He says He will be with us in times of trouble, He will be with us. And when He promises us eternal salvation if we trust in Him through faith – He WILL provide!
There has never been, and never will be a more faithful person in all of eternity than Jesus Christ. His promises are COMPLETELY true, His Word is GUARANTEED, and EVERY promise He has EVER made WILL one day come to pass.
We’ve all seen or heard the news in the past couple of years of the failure of some of America’s largest banks and insurance companies. Here are some of the largest and seemingly strongest companies in America, companies people have placed their faith in, and have entrusted with their financial futures – yet they failed. When the Titanic was built, people said “NOTHING can sink this ship!”, yet it lies in pieces on the ocean floor.
It’s time we started placing our complete faith and future in the only one who can NEVER fail – Almighty God!
I heard someone say the other day; “If there were no hindrances, what could God do with me?” – Well, if there are any hindrances to God working mightily in our lives, WE are the cause of those hindrances. He NEVER changes. “Whatever is good and perfect comes down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens.* He never changes or casts a shifting shadow.” (James 1:17)
Jesus says “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28), and He means for us to come, and He WILL give us rest. He is God – faithful and true, He has never failed once and never will! We can trust Him.
Even when nothing seems to be going right in our lives, God is still in control, and He knows exactly what He’s doing.