“But thou art the same, and thy years shall have no end .” – Psalms 102:27
Have you ever taken a trip back to the old home place where you were raised and noticed how much things have changed over the years? It can be a shocking and sometimes sad experience. But if you are anywhere near my age you don’t need to take a trip to be impressed by the changes. The whole world has changed since our childhood days, and not all for the better. However, in the midst of this ever changing world we can find blessed assurance and perfect peace in knowing that our God never changes. We need to remember that! I carry in my Bible a copy of the following article by James Smith. Although the world is much different than it was when he wrote this in 1840, the truth of what he says is still the same:
“Everything below is liable to change; health may give place to sickness, pleasure to pain, plenty to poverty, love to enmity, honour to disgrace, strength to weakness, and life to death.
Remember the days of darkness, for they shall be many. But though all our circumstances and friends should change, there is One who never changes. He is in one mind, and none can turn Him. With Him is no variableness. He is the same yesterday, today, and for ever; and He is our best Friend, our nearest relation, our gracious Saviour.
Yesterday, His name was Jesus; His nature was love; His purpose was to do us good with His whole heart and soul: today, He is the same; we cannot expect too much from Him, or be too confident in Him, if we are walking humbly with Him. He will be our God, and we shall be His people.
Let us cultivate intimacy with Him, dependance upon Him, concern to please Him, fear to offend Him, zeal to glorify Him; and it must be well with us in health and sickness, plenty and poverty, life and death; for He is the same, and will never turn away from doing us good, but remain the Fountain of love and holiness for ever. Praise ye the Lord.”
This God is the God we adore,
Our faithful, unchangeable Friend;
Whose love is as great as His power,
And neither knows measure nor end.