Living with God’s Faithfulness
To the poor, the lonely, the abused, the abandoned, the depressed, the very idea of a faithful God can seem like twisted humor; something available to everybody else, but not them, or at the very least, something for which everyone else qualifies. The brokenness of the world and the clanging cymbal of a divided Church conspire against them to heap despair on despair. Hearing about God’s faithfulness but not living with it is one of life’s bitterest disappointments. For Christians to be sidelined on that dead-end street often leads to no longer following Jesus, but with nowhere else to turn. Today there are tens of millions in the US who are tragically referred to as the formerly churched. And all the while the Gospel of the Kingdom continues proclaiming the unchanging, indeed unchangeable, faithfulness of Creator God to all who come to him.