“God remembered us when we were down, His love never quits. Rescued us from the trampling boot, His love never quits. Takes care of everyone in time of need.” Psalm 136.23-25
Everywhere I look, people are facing big challenges from life and people around them. It is easy to believe that things are worse than ever, but in many ways, the problems are of our own creation. We run faster, father, and carry more stress because of our willingness and interest in pursuing extreme goals. We need or want more money. We crave broader responsibilities with the corresponding benefits. We seek to experience all the variations life offers. We flee from whatever we feel, hoping to find a source of peace and fulfillment.
As much as I want to get off the train of my creation, I find myself getting on again each day. Each morning I commit to a more purposeful set of priorities. By eight o’clock I am riding the train towards corporate goals, pursuing rungs of happiness, and seeking to experience at least one moment of beauty during the day. The conflict between what my mind desires and my heart pursues is tangible, and never ending.
The amazing and terrifying fact is that God knows all this about each of us. God understands what drives us and gives us the freedom to continue our path of self-destruction. He does offer us alternatives and continues to work His grace into our lives to protect us when we are down and in positions of need. As hard as it might be to believe, we are his chosen people – receivers of his unconditional gifts. His love never quits.
As I refresh my senses on just what God’s commitment means and how it touches the various points in my life, I find myself seeing things differently. God’s pursuit does not add up. There is no reason for it, yet it is an undeniable fact. God loves you and me. God always remembers you and me, caring about the details of our lives! God is committed, are we?