Change and Continuity

As we age, the more acutely aware we are of how things change! Look back a few years and marvel at how your own life has undergone one transition after another. Some of these were welcome, some not. In the last five years, perhaps your family has experienced deaths, births, and weddings. Such is life.

It is one of God’s mercies that usually changes don’t all come at once but gradually, giving us time to adjust. Another of His mercies is the way He provides so much that stays the same, adding continuity to our lives.

God never changes.

He is still in control of our universe. Ever since Noah and family came out of the ark, daylight and dark and the changes of the seasons have continued without interruption (Genesis 8:22). The law of gravity has not been repealed. Nor have God’s moral laws. Right is still right, and wrong is still wrong—in spite of what some say (Isaiah 5:20).

Jesus never changes.

What He was yesterday He is today and will be forever (Hebrews 13:8). He still reigns over His kingdom (Hebrews 1:8). He is still the only way to the Father (John 14:6). His blood still cleanses (1 John 1:7).

The Bible never changes.

It is still God’s powerful word, capable of providing us with the truth that saves our souls (Acts 20:32; 1 Peter 1:23, 25). No matter how much our surroundings change, the Bible continues to serve as the reliable guide it always has been.

And then we have the never-changing promises of God.

Thank God for all the changeless amid all the changes of our lives.

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