Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Celebrating God's Faithfulness

 I happen to enjoy collecting antique clocks and on some old clocks you'll read the Latin words "Tempus Fugit" , "Time Flies". Yes as we get older time seems to fly just a little bit faster. Our  instructor, Dr. Art gets to celebrate his birthday today. It was great to see his surprise when our hosts provided cake. Who doesn't like birthday cake? It was delicious! We pray that God's steadfast love would continue to be upon our brother in the year ahead and beyond. 

Art's birthday and the study of the covenant has my thoughts turning to the generations.

"The counsel of the LORD stands forever, the plans of his heart to all generations." Ps.33: 11.    

 More often then not God's Word speaks of and marks the passage of time by way of generations. In the bible we read long lists of names, genealogies. Real names, real people. Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and David.  Generations of God's people have come before us.  Here is a list of names you may not know.  Lance, Nikki, Albert, Ronald, sometimes called Ronaldo, J.P., Jeff, Michelle, Kim, Ray  and there are more. Why do I mention these names? They are a generation here in the Philippines. They too mark the passage of time and these names give testimony of an everlasting covenant where God has said that He will be our God and we will be His people. These names speak of a faithful covenant God who to Abraham promised he would be the father of a multitude of nations. We can give thanks and praise to God.

"Shout for joy in the LORD, O you righteous! Praise befits the upright." Ps. 33: 1.   

May this generation and the generations that follow here in the Philippines give glory to a covenant God. May God's name be glorified. 

"Let all the earth fear the LORD; let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him!" Ps 33: 12

This evening we concluded the seminars concerning the everlasting covenant God has made with His people. We want to thank the Jireh Reformed Church for once again hosting our seminars. We also thank the Grace Reformed Church for their work and promotion of TAP . May God continue to reveal His love and grace in the Philippines.

"Behold, the eye of the LORD is on those who fear him, on those who hope in his steadfast love, 
that he may deliver their soul from death and keep them alive in famine. 
Our soul waits for the LORD; he is our help and our shield. 
For our heart is glad in him, because we trust in his holy name. 
Let your steadfast love, O LORD, be upon us, even as we hope in you." Ps. 33: 18-22

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