Turn, O Lord, deliver my life, save me for the sake of your steadfast love.
After working for two solid days on my taxes, I’m ready to be done! Just . . . done! With taxes anyways. Thanks be to God this only comes around once a year. Next to taxes, the only other thing as certain they say is the inevitable visit of the Grim Reaper. We’re not going to make it out of this world alive.
I’m not trying to be gloomy; it’s likely the after-effects of my preoccupation with paying tribute unto Caesar. Let’s leave all that darkness aside, though. The Hebrew’s have a beautiful word we should all learn: hesed. It is the word translated above as “steadfast love”. It means kindness, mercy, grace, peace, and goodness. It is a word that brings to life the essence of who the Lord is. Unlike death and taxes, the hesed of God is eternal!
Dear Jesus, make me certain of your constant care by means of your beautiful hesed. Amen