REFLECT – “I have loved you with an everlasting love” (Jeremiah 31:3). When I think of the faithfulness of God, I am reminded of a powerful story of an Armenian father and his son. After an 8.2 earthquake struck Armenia in the late 1980s, Armand’s father goes in search for his son only to discover that his son’s school had been flattened. In the face of what seemed like hopelessness, the father remembered the promise he made to his son: “No matter what, I’ll always be there for you when you need me!” Despite other parents and police discouraging him, he remained faithful to his promise. In the 38th hour, Armand’s father removed a heavy piece of boulder and heard his son’s voice. He called out to his son and his son replied, “Dad? It’s me, Dad! I told the other kids not to worry. I told them if you were alive, you’d save me, and when you saved me, they’d be saved. You promised, ‘No matter what, I’ll always be there for you!’ You did it, Dad!” The dad was able to not only save his son, but 13 other children as well.
God the Father does the same for us. Advent reminds us of the love and faithfulness of God and to what great lengths God goes in order to save us, to reveal His great love for us, and to invite us into a deeper relationship with Him. I know that is what I have experienced in my life. When things seemed the most hopeless, God was there to meet me where I was at and has not ceased to reveal Himself to me and invite me into a deeper relationship with Him. I am amazed that even when I did not even know God, He met me where I was at.
SHARE – During this time of Advent, I invite you to reflect on how God is showing His faithfulness to you right now, in this very moment, and how He is calling you into a deeper relationship with Him. How is He calling you to be faithful to Him? You can also share this video with others to remind them of God’s love and faithfulness in their lives.
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COMMENT – Join in the conversation below! Where have you witnessed God’s faithfulness in your own life?