I hate change. I know hate is a very strong word, but then, the truth is, I have very strong feelings about change. I don’t hate all change. I like when change involves buying a new car or landing a new job that is better than the one that ‘changed’ – another way of saying, ‘than the one I lost.’
Everyone tells me change is inevitable. Changes are happening all around us, everyday and in every way. New highways, new shopping malls, removing forests, and more. I am certain all of us love when a new baby is added to the family or a change in location brings us closer to the ones we love. Marriage brings about welcome changes too. The changes I hate are watching the ones I love age and grow weaker, when good friends move away, when I lose a favorite relative or a home that I cherished for years, or when a relationship I thought would last forever does not. When some of my best memories bring a feeling of sadness to my heart, then I know the changes that are happening are not the ones I welcome.
There is One Thing in this Universe that does not and never will change. God. He is “Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End, says the Lord God, He Who is and Who was and Who is to come, the Almighty (the Ruler of all).” Revelation 1:8. He is the God of our past, our present, and our future.
God is (our) Rock, (our) Fortress, and (our) Deliverer; (our) God, (our) keen and firm Strength in Whom (we) will trust and take refuge, (our) Shield, and the Horn of (our) salvation, (our) High Tower. (Psalm 18.2). Our Rock that is solid and never changes.
And, (Though) the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; … (God’s) kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of (His) peace be removed, says the Lord Who has compassion on you. Isaiah 54.10. No matter what happens around us, He is the same.
The God we love never changes – He is always faithful, He is always loving, He is always kind, He is always gentle, He is always patient, He always answers prayers. He is always the Way, the Truth, and the Life. He is always the Resurrection, the Bread of Life, the Living Water. Always. He never changes. We can count on this from now until all of eternity.
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