“In the beginning
you laid the foundations of the earth,
and the heavens are the work of your hands.
They will perish,
but you remain;
they will all wear out like a garment.
Like clothing you will change them
and they will be discarded.
But you remain the same,
and your years will never end.”Psalm 102: 25-27
Peace and good to all.
If I may share my personal reflection on the above passage from the Book of Psalm.
People change. We all change: physically, psychologically, emotionally and, spiritually. Everything in this world changes. Seasons change, we all age, grass withers, the sun sets and the sun rises. All God’s creation change, but not God.
He is the same God we came to know in the Old Testament and the same God who revealed Himself to us in the New Testament. His plans for us since from the time we were woven from our mother’s womb up to this time, is firm and constant. His purpose for us has remain unchanged.
God does no change. God the Father is the same as in yesterday, today and tomorrow and so does His Son. “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever”, Hebrews 13:8.
If God does not change, what significance then it is for us whom He called His children?
For one and the simplest answer to that, is since we have a God that does not change, we can, therefore, rely on God’s promises, because His promises to His people will never change and He will fulfill them because God is faithful.
So, you can rely on the promises that: God will strengthen you; that He will give you rest; God will take care of your needs; that He will answer your prayers in the way that is best for you; that God will be with you, will walk with you even through the valley of the shadow of death; He will protect you and, you will be with Him; and, that He is merciful and love us so much.
We live now in uncertain times, in an unprecedented times, in a world full of fear. Yesterday you were just talking to a friend of yours making plans for next year, today you are hearing the news that he passed away. Plans change and fear aggravates it.
But I find comfort to the fact that I have a God that does not change, an unchanging God, who keeps on His promises and, therefore, I will not be consumed or destroyed. When I fall, He will hold my hand for me to stand up. He will keep me company. He is my protector, my rock, the stronghold of my life. All things may perish and banish but not my God who will be with me forever. And when fear knocks in my door, I will rely on my God’s promise in the Book of Isaiah: (Isaiah 41:10
“fear not, for I am with you;
be not dismayed, for I am your God;
I will strengthen you, I will help you,
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
God be with us all.