I could not see the stars this day-night, waking early.

Cover of cloud hid them.

I could not see the moon, 

Tucked behind the mountain.

I cannot see the sun now,

And yet I know it’s rising.

And should these eyes fog up completely, the subtle colors of the season still will be.

He goes ahead of me into the pasture of my day (although I cannot see Him)…

            as yesterday

            as days long past

            as days ahead

            as every day

            the same

Yet still with me, still present here, He shelters me beneath the shadow of His wing,

widespread and vast,

            as yesterday

            as days long past

            as days ahead

            as everyday

With the same old—very old—same old

            checed, agape love:

                        love unfailing,

                        mercy prevailing

                        abounding benevolence

                        sacrificial giving

                        compassionate care

            checed, agape:

                        words that know no synonyms,

                        whose meanings run too deep and strong for any words to tell

 The wondrously same-old-same-old never-changing Savior God,

steadier than sunrise timing,

moon phasing,

season changing, or

constellations’ constant configurations





Thanking God today for His faithful messengers, bringing their reminders of His ever-prevailing, never-failing love:

~the stars I could not see this morning early, all still there (faith says) in right formation, beyond cloud cover blackness

~the moon, His faithful witness, invisible but exactly stationed (faith knows), right where it belongs (Psa 89:24,37)

~the sun, arising once again, somewhere (faith discerns it) behind the grayness

~the season’s color changes (even if eyes go blind, faith will still be certain)

~and His clouds, reminders that we cannot always see what’s clearly there.


is Thy

 [same old, same old]


O, God.

(Lam 3:22-23 KJV)

Oh, how abundant is your goodness, which you have stored up for those who fear you and worked for those who take refuge in you, in the sight of the children of mankind! In the cover of your presence you hide them from the plots of men; you store them in your shelter from the strife of tongues. Blessed be the LORD, for He has wondrously shown his steadfast love [checed] to me when I was in a besieged city. I had said in my alarm, “I am cut off from your sight.” But you heard the voice of my pleas for mercy when I cried to you for help. Love the LORD, all you his saints! The LORD preserves the faithful but abundantly repays the one who acts in pride. Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the LORD.

Ps 31:19-24 ESV


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Beholding Glory

4 thoughts on “Thanks for the Same Old Same Old

  1. Your photos really do capture God’s majesty, and your words His constancy. I agree, amen.

  2. Thank you, Bobbi and Jodi, for your gracious encouragement. How faithful is our God!

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