Everthing is Changing
Written by Larry Schneider
I don’t know about you, but it seems that everything has been changing over the last several months. Since the pandemic began almost a year ago, we have witnessed many changes in our personal and spiritual lives. Just this last week, we had a change in government and a change in leadership. We have seen changes in laws that we never dreamed we would see. Our culture has changed with what is considered appropriate and what is tolerated. Jobs, schools, homes, and lives have been changing at such a rapid pace that our heads are spinning. Our worship services to the Lord have undergone schedule changes as we try to work our way through this pandemic. All of these changes have brought about a sense of instability and insecurity. We are not sure what we should be doing and a sense of chaos has entered many lives. Many are searching for things they can trust, things that they can hold on to, and things that can calm this feeling.
As Christians in a changing world, there is one thing of which we can be assured is not changing. There is one place in which to turn in these troubling times. There is one place to find peace and calm. That place is the Word of God. When we look to God’s Word, consider what is said about changing.
God doesn’t change. Malachi 3:16 states, “I am the Lord, I do not change.” In James 1:17 we read, “There is no variation or shadow of turning with God.” God does not change. The same God who walked with Adam and Eve is the God we know. The same God who talked with Moses is the God we know. The same God who inspired the prophets is the God who inspires us today. If you want to hold on to something in this changing world, hold on to God.
Jesus doesn’t change. In Hebrews 13:8, we read, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” John writes in Revelation 1:4, “Grace to you and peace from Him who is, and who was, and who is to come.” Do you want peace and security? Do you need calm and steadfastness in your life? If you yearn for these things, then cling to Jesus Christ. Jesus understands what you are going through and is there to help.
The Bible doesn’t change. We read in Matthew 24:35, “Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.” The Bible is constant. It has not changed over thousands of years. While people may try to change it, they will fail. Reading and studying God’s word will bring you peace.
The Plan of Redemption doesn’t change. Jesus says in John 14:6, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” God saves those throughout all times who have obeyed His will and followed His commandments. We can trust that His plan will never fail or change.
God’s expectations of mankind don’t change. Solomon writes in Ecclesiastes 12:13, “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter; Fear God and keep His commandments, for this is man’s all.” Let us be thankful that while earthly things around us change, the eternal things of God never change. “This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast.” Hebrews 6:19