God is Faithful!
In the country of
Armenia, in 1988, Samuel and Danielle sent their young son, Armand, off to
school. Samuel squatted before his son and looked him in the eye. "Have a good
day at school, and remember, no matter what, I’ll always be there for you." They
hugged and the boy ran off to school.
Hours later, a powerful earthquake
rocked the area. In the midst of the pandemonium, Samuel and Danielle tried to
discover what happened to their son but they couldn’t get any information. The
radio announced that there were thousands of casualties. Samuel then grabbed
his coat and headed for the schoolyard. When he reached the area, what he saw
brought tears to his eyes. Armand’s school was a pile of debris. Other parents
were standing around crying.
Samuel found the place where Armand’s
classroom used to be and began pulling a broken beam off the pile of rubble. He
then grabbed a rock and put it to the side, and then grabbed another
One of the parents looking on asked, "What are you doing?"
"Digging for my son," Samuel answered. The man then said, "You’re just going to
make things worse! The building is unstable," and tried to pull Samuel away from
Samuel just kept working. As time wore on, one by one, the
other parents left. Then a worker tried to pull Samuel away from the rubble.
Samuel looked at him and said, "Won’t you help me?" The worker left and Samuel
All through the night and into the next day, Samuel
continued digging. Parents placed flowers and pictures of their children on the
ruins. But, Samuel just kept working. He picked up a beam and pushed it out of
the way when he heard a faint cry. "Help! Help!" Samuel listened but didn’t
hear anything again. Then he heard a muffled voice, "Papa?"
to dig furiously. Finally he could see his son. "Come on out, son!" he said
"No," Armand said. "Let the other kids come out first because I
know you’ll get me." Child after child emerged until, finally, little Armand
appeared. Samuel took him in his arms and Armand said, "I told the other kids
not to worry because you told me that you’d always be there for
Fourteen children were saved that day because one father was
How much more faithful is our heavenly Father! Whether trapped
by fallen debris or ensnared by life’s hardships and struggles, we are never cut
off from God’s faithfulness. He is true to His character. He is reliable and
trustworthy and can always be counted on.
Deuteronomy 7:9 "Know therefore
that the Lord your God is God; He is the faithful God, keeping His covenant of
love to a thousand generations…"
1 Corinthians 1:9 - God, who has called
you into fellowship with his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, is faithful.
Psalm 37:28, "For the Lord loves the just and will not forsake his
faithful ones. They will be protected forever" Keep trusting God to the end.
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