Devotional Thoughts Based on the Glory to God Hymnal
For I, the Lord do not change; therefore, you O children of Jacob, have not perished.
There are changes we like and changes we dislike. I like changing the clock when we fall backwards but I dislike springing forward an hour. I like to change the sheets and smell the freshly laundered linens. When shopping for a few items, I don’t mind using the Scan, Pay, and Go at Walmart, but I resent that process when I have a buggy full of items. Technology is constantly changing, and I must admit I am not pleased with all of them. To accept changes, I need patient people around me.
In today’s text God admits to change not. Do you wonder as I do what that means? Does it mean God’s love for us does not change – that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love (Romans 8:39). Does it mean that God’s mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning – great is [His] faithfulness. (Lamentations 3:22-23) Does it mean that God’s promise to Joshua is also ours: “I will not fail you or forsake you” (Joshua 1:5). I believe all those statements are true because God has said He does not change.
We are blessed, O Lord, that you do not change. While we often do not like change, we do pray that we will change – so that our love for you deepens, our faithfulness to you increases, and our joy swells knowing how much you love us. In Christ’s name we pray. Amen.