God is faithful and his covenant is a covenant of love. He will not forsake us but will treat us better than we deserve, just as a loving parent treats a rebellious child better than she or he deserves. But our hearts must be tuned to honor God as God, not as just a good luck charm or a weekly guest into our otherwise busy lives. What we do must be done in awareness that it is done before and for him!
The Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commands.
— Deuteronomy 7:9
Dear Lord. Thank you for the way you preserved your promises to the Israelites and brought Jesus just as you promised. We trust your promise to send him back to bring us home to you. Please receive the deeds and words of this day as our thanks to you for your covenant of love with us and those we love. In Jesus’ name, Amen.