In Psalm 136, the author of this beautiful song of praise writes, "O give thanks to the God of heaven, for his steadfast love endures forever." Receiving love is a great reason to give thanks. Giving love is a great way to receive thanks.
In Eugene Peterson's The Message bible, the scholar chose to rewrite this phrase a little differently. His interpretation of this classic song of praise says, "Thank God! He deserves your thanks. His love never quits." Even when we quit God...God never quits!
In nearly every interpretation of this wonderful song of praise, this idea of God and God's love is constant. And in all versions, the idea that "God's steadfast love endures forever" is repeated twenty-six times! There are twenty-six letters in our alphabet. A simple reminder that in every word we utter, we ought to be giving God thanks and praise!
Through us, God's love endures and never quits.