Thought for the Week, from Tim
So the Word became human and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Father’s one and only Son (John 1:14)
The Word, that is Jesus, became one of us, human, like us. But unlike me and, I suspect, you, was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. Unfailing love and faithfulness means that he can’t let us down. No bitterness, no resentment, no jealousy.
The truth is that faithfulness is an expression of love. If you love someone, you are faithful to them, you won’t let them down, you won’t run off with someone else.
2 Tim 2:13 says “If we are faithless, He remains faithful; He cannot deny Himself”. Faithfulness is who Jesus is, who God is, who the Holy Spirit is. To not be faithful is something that God can’t and won’t do. He is Faithful to His promises. He is faithful to us.
I know that I have and do let people down at times, that I don’t make that phone call, that I am not quick enough to say sorry, that I have broken promises to people I love, that I have not always loved people as I should, and most importantly, I have not loved God as I should.
But that is not Jesus. He truly is the faithful one……… even when we are faithless. This does not mean that we don’t try to be more faithful, or more loving – that is a big part of what being a Christian is all about.
But though we fail Him, He won’t fail us. If and when we fail Him we can go to Him and, because of His faithfulness, He is quick to forgive.