"For his kindness is everlasting'

Over and over again,

for 26 times

this refrain returns

in Psalm 136.

It bears

a warm and comforting truth

about God.

One that we cannot hear

often enough.

How much bigger

would our fears and anxieties

have cause to be if

we could not say this of God;

that his kindness endures forever.


For he is gracious and merciful,

Slow to anger and abounding in kindness,

And relenting of evil.

(Joel 12:13)