14-04-2020 Listening to the radio
Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. (Lamentations 3:22-23)
Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures through all generations. The Lord is faithful to all his promises and loving towards all he has made. (Psalm 145:13)
“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.” (Revelation 1:8)
I listen to the radio a great deal, I like to have it on during the day as background to what I am doing. I am a regular listener to Classic fm. Each year, for the past 25 years, Classic fm have carried out a survey of their listeners’ favourite classical pieces of music. Over the long Easter weekend they count down that year’s top 300 pieces of music. The past four days have seen this happen just as usual. During the daily programmes listeners are able to email or text in to the radio station with their comments and thoughts about what is being played and these are sometimes read out by the presenter live on the show.
On Saturday morning, while Rob and I were eating our breakfast, the presenter read out a message from a listener. A lady had emailed in to the show and she had written “Thank goodness that some things never change”. She was referring to comfort of the familiarity of the annual countdown of classical pieces of music that was taking place. For me, however, I was reminded to be thankful that indeed some things never change. I was reminded to be thankful that we have faith in a God who never changes. God was there before time began, he is with us now and he will be there at the end of time.
We are living in strange times, when many of the things that we consider to be usual are not. But of some things we can be certain. We know that we can have faith in a God who never changes, whose compassion for us never ceases and who is Lord of all. That gives us a great deal to be thankful for.
Loving Heavenly Father. We thank you that you are the same yesterday, today and forever. That whatever is happening in our lives at this moment in time you are always there and that your love for us never fails.
A hymn based on the verses from Lamentations