“The works of his hands are faithful.”
I just love that his works are characterized as faithful. It’s something so foreign, something I can’t even wrap my mind around because I have never experienced another person’s perfectly faithful works.
For me, faithfulness is exemplified over a long stretch of time. It’s not a one-time thing. It doesn’t fade. It remains.
His works aren’t one-time, temporary, or instantaneous.
His works are creating a masterpiece, one that requires diligence. The masterpiece ultimately depicts the glory of God.
But it doesn’t have to wait until it’s finished to begin doing so.
Michelangelo spent four years painting the Sistine Chapel ceiling. Before he was completely done, it was revealed – and people marveled at it.
Often, I want to see (from my human perspective) God working in my life right now.
But to see faithfulness, you often need perspective.
If his works are faithful, then I’m going to see them woven into my life.
I may have trouble seeing them from where I’m standing, but that doesn’t mean that he isn’t faithful and he isn’t working.