Dan and his Dad were sitting together looking at a family photo album. Looking at a picture of a young man who had a head full of hair he asked, “Who’s that guy, Dad?”
“Me,” he replied. “That’s how I used to look.”
“What happened?” he asked curiously.
Things change. People change. Times change. The universe changes. The heavens, admitted the Psalmist, “will grow old.” God will change them as a man putting on new clothing and throwing away the old. And then he wrote with confidence, “But You will remain the same, and Your years will never end!”
Everyone is familiar with change. It is a part of life. There are times when it is welcome, and there are times when we fight against anything that is new and different, untried and unproven. There are days when everything is turned upside down and inside out. Some mornings begin with peace and calm and then turn into a tempest by lunch. We assume that we will escape every illness and live long only to be diagnosed with cancer. We know that our marriage will last a lifetime only to be told our spouse wants a divorce.
Is there any news that could be more welcome - more comforting - more desired - more important - more joy producing than these words of the Psalmist: “You - O Lord - will remain the same?” Your character will remain throughout eternity.
No matter the day or the difficulty, the problem or the pain, His love and His faithfulness guard us! How fortunate we are to have a God Who is and will always be!
Prayer: We are comforted to know, Father, that if we believe in Your Word we can trust You to honor it. Great is Your faithfulness and Your love! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture For Today: But You will remain the same, and Your years will never end. Psalm 102:27