All his products are guaranteed to last— Never out-of-date, never obsolete, rust-proof. Psalm 111:7 (MSG)
I have a Capresso coffee maker that Wendy gave me for a birthday gift almost two years ago. It's a high end one that has a combination burr grinder and coffee maker in one unit. She went out of her way to save up and get me this coffee maker. I use it every morning before I sit down to have a little quiet time with God and write this post.
The grinder and coffee maker work flawlessly. The LED display, however, began to wear out just before it was a year old. I couldn't read how many cups I was brewing or when the auto-start time was set to turn it on in the morning. I called to complain and the manufacturer asked me to send it in. To their credit, they sent me a new one with no questions asked. It's about 9 months old and the LED display is, once again, going out. Even high end stuff wears out over time, I guess.
I look around my house at all that was once shiny and new. Everything wears out, wears down, and eventually falls apart. God, however, has never worn out. Since I was 14, when I first stepped foot on this narrow foot path and started my faith journey, God has never gotten old, obsolete or out-of-date. I never get tired of his presence and faithfulness. His grace, forgiveness, mercy, love, and provision have never worn out, no matter how much I stretch it, use it, abuse it and put it to the test.
To paraphrase the prophet, Jeremiah, the things of God are brand spankin' new every morning.