The readings today are about faithfulness. God’s faithfulness and our faithfulness. In Hebrews we read that God is faithful to us…to the faithful he gives us strength in our battles, enables us to defeat our foes and to endure any torments. And yet, we read in Hebrews and in the Psalm that God has even more in store for us than that. What more could that be? From my faith perspective, the closer we stay to Jesus, the more we learn the answer to that question.
So today when I read the lessons, my reflection turned, as it often does, to music that touches me. The hymn that came to mind is “Great is the Faithfulness.” I include two links to that hymn, one modern and one traditional that I hope you will enjoy.
But I couldn’t stop there. I was imagining what kind of call and response arrangement could be done with the Psalm today. In my church a soloist sings the verses and there is a response that the congregation sings. It is usually very lovely but not melodic, not something you would sing in a group with a piano or a guitar, which is the kind of music that sticks with me. So, as I often do, I decided to write something of my own. You don’t have to listen to my tune here, you can imagine your own. I call it “Hope of the Faithful.”
It is my prayer with you today that whatever your troubles, that you can remain faithful and can take comfort and hope in the Lord. Amen.
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