For I am the Lord, I do not change…” Micah 3:6
The winds of change are blowing. If we are totally truthful, they are howling like a category five hurricane. And trust me, that can be devastating. I was watching the Weather Channel yesterday morning and they were doing a piece on Hurricane Michael that roared ashore two years ago as a “cat five” hurricane. It struck the Florida panhandle with horrific results. Mexico Beach was ground zero and to this day that community remains changed. All the preparation in the books could not have prepared them for what happened, but the bottom line is many more lives would have been lost if they hadn’t been ready.
I enjoy…smile…watching the price of gas change in Harrisburg. For some reason we are enjoying some of the lowest gas prices in the area. But if you don’t like them…just wait…because they are going to change. Whether it be a nickel or a quarter, they go up and down. By the way, to help you with the price changes, remember this. In 2008, the gas in Harrisburg was $3.47 a gallon so we can all agree to be grateful that it has changed in a good way since then.
Now all this up and down stuff at the moment doesn’t bother me because it doesn’t affect me. Why? Well, I drive two diesel cars and at the moment those prices are nice and steady…just the way I prefer it. That might change tomorrow…but not today.
That’s one of my favorite things about God—He simply doesn’t change. With Him there’s no going up or down—ever… never. He never had a beginning and will never have an end (despite what our liberal “friends” think) and throughout all that time, He has never changed. Malachi 3:6 says, “For I am the Lord, I do not change; therefore you are not consumed, O sons of Jacob.” That’s good news for the reason stated in the verse—He won’t change His mind about me or you. Pretty awesome.
Because of the COVID and the zillion opinions about it and the election, and the zillion opinions about that…our whole world is in a flux, but God’s plan for redemption and how we spread His Word doesn’t change. Someone said while methods may change, the message never does. The Gospel, the Good News is still, good news. He is going to fulfill His purpose regardless. And in this crazy economy where things change in price all the time—His hasn’t changed. His gift of eternal life that cost His Son His life, still costs us nothing. Nothing. He loved us that much. He loved you that much.
A million things are going to change today but there is One that will not—Jesus. The Bible says, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” Period. Someone said a real friend never changes and that is so true of Jesus Christ. He is going to love me no matter what. If I’m having a bad day—He still loves me. If I fail in something today, He still loves me. If I gain weight—yup…still loves me. Like the song says, “His love never runs out on me.” He doesn’t avoid me—He seeks me out. That is pretty amazing. Well, as you drive by the gas station today be sure and check the prices. They have probably changed overnight. But if you check the Book, you will find Him and His promises are the same. Last night before you went to bed it was true that you could rest in Him…and it is true this morning. And do you know what else was true last night and still holds this morning? He’s still got this. Always has, always will. How about that?