I, the Lord do not change. Malachi 3: 6 -7
A few days ago, my brother, Ralph, and my sister, Ruth, and I had the rare opportunity to spend some time together. We share a close family bond and it’s always such a blessing to have these special times. We had a chance to reconnect, remember past memories, talk about our children and grandchildren, and reflect on our futures. We talked about all the things that have changed in our lifetime, and the changing state of our nation and world. And we talked about the changes that we are seeing in ourselves.
It can all be a little disconcerting and especially overwhelming! But how grateful we are that there is ONE constant in our lives that we can count on to never change and that is our amazing God. He is the same omnipotent, omniscient, eternal, kind, loving God that He has always been. He is the one who daily walks with us, forgives us, strengthens us, loves us, and promises to never leave us. He is a God who embraces change and uses it to further His will and sovereignty. As we face these changes – new experiences and new challenges – we need to keep our eyes on Him and He will give us the courage and strength to look ahead to each new day. What hope and confidence we can have if we trust in Him for our future.
Our God will never change who He is. He will forever be loving, gracious, trustworthy, comforting, healing, and forgiving. We can always count on and believe in His basic truths and promises. He will never change His purpose – to bring people of all nations to Him and restore His kingdom to Christ, our Savior and Lord.
Someone wisely said, “The same Christ who was with them is with you and will be with those who come after us, even to the end of the age. Yesterday he was with our fathers, today He is with you, and He will be with your posterity for evermore.” What a solid and unshakable foundation of truth on which to base our lives and anchor our souls. “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.” He is God’s full and final revelation to mankind. Jesus Christ is God’s plan for bringing all hearts to Him with His love and saving grace.
These are indeed challenging times and we will see even more in our lifetime. But how grateful we can be for His loving presence and for giving us a sure and certain hope for the future. What wonderful promises from a God who will never change no matter what changes around us!
Dear God, how thankful we are that in the midst of all the changes in our lives we can count on you to forever be constant and changeless. Thank you for loving us, for giving us the promise of your presence with us always and for your saving grace. Amen