Life Changes

Time has a way of changing things. It is difficult to keep things the way they are. Children graduate from high school, graduate from college, and get married. A young married couple goes from having no children to having one child to having multiple children. A serious health challenge comes along, and things are never the same.
Joseph went down to Egypt as a slave and became a mighty leader, second only to Pharaoh. After Joseph died, ?a new king arose over Egypt, who did not know Joseph? (Ex. 1:8). The Hebrews, who had known favor during Joseph?s lifetime, became the slaves of Egypt.
Life changes.
Fortunately, there are some things in the Christian life that never change. The Lordship of Jesus Christ never changes. He arose from the dead and is now sitting at the right hand of God. Nothing can change that.
The word of God cannot change. Though heaven and earth pass away, the words of Jesus cannot pass away (Matt. 24:35). Our flesh may wither, but the word that was preached to us will abide forever (1 Pet. 1:24-25).
The character of God never changes. The Hebrew writer reminds us that Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Heb. 13:8). Our God is one who does not lie (Tit. 1:2). Paul proclaimed that nothing can separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord (Rom. 8:37-39).
Amidst all the joy of new homes, new children, and new lives, let us give thanks for a God who never changes. Amidst the heartache of loss and disease, let us hold fast to the God who will never be moved. Praise be to God!

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