Good afternoon...or Gudaftanoon (say that with a bit of a British accent and you'll have it about right!) Greetings from Nassau. Sorry for the "grand pause" in our posts, but life is chugging along here at a much brisker pace than it did this summer. Blogging is back-burnered at times!
Unrelenting...that's the title for this post... And what is unrelenting, you may ask? For starters, THE HEAT! It is just plain hot here. Currently, it is 88 degrees, with a relative humidity of 70%. Maybe that's why I can't get my laundry to dry? The short little rain shower we had around lunchtime provided a few minutes of relief. But "out came the sun and dried up all the rain," leaving it hotter than it was. For this Pennsylvania born and bred family, a constant high 80's climate is taking alot of getting used to!
But perhaps what strikes me in the midst of this unrelenting heat is that God is far more unrelenting in his love and grace for me. He is far more steadfast, far more holy, far more faithful, far more generous, and far more powerful than the heat of the sun, which is a mere creation of His. This is intense. When I am tempted to complain about the heat or the striking rays of the sun, I can remember God's unrelenting love and faithfulness to me...a sinner. Here in Nassau we may at times miss the changing seasons, but we live with an ever-present reminder that God never changes. He does not age and grow weary as a man, but remains steadfast in His character and attributes at all times.
"Thou changest not, thy compassions they fail not, as thou hast been , thou forvever wilt be. Great is thy faithfulness...Lord, unto me."