“Old Faithful” is a faithful geyser. It is not the biggest geyser or the highest spouting geyser. But it is the most popular geyser. Why? Because it is dependable.
“Old Faithful” received its name in 1870 by a group of explorers who stood in awe as it spewed its water nearly 200 feet into the air. But they were more amazed when they recognized that it erupted every ninety-one minutes. For that reason it became recognized as the most predictable geographical feature on earth by geologists and other scientists.
Being dependable is essential – especially for the Christian. The Psalmist wrote, “Help, O Lord, for the godly are fast disappearing! The faithful have vanished from the earth!”
The Christian can always count on God’s faithfulness. His Word reveals that time and time again: If He said it, He did it. And because of that fact we can have faith in Him and can always count on Him.
But the question He asks of us is this: Can I always count on you? Will you be faithful to Me in your daily walk? Can I depend on you to honor Me in all things? As the Psalmist asked, “Because the godly are fast disappearing...and the faithful have vanished?”
Can He depend on us? What a sad statement! God is not seeking famous people but faithful people. More than any ability He has given us, He wants our dependability and faithfulness.
Prayer: We know, Father, that if You are first in our lives You will find us faithful to You, Your Word and Your ways. May You find us dependable at all times. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture: Psalm 12:1 Help, LORD, for no one is faithful anymore; those who are loyal have vanished from the human race.