The grass withers and the flowers fade, but the word of our God stands forever. [Isaiah 40:8 (NLT)]
Our fast-paced world is ever changing. Reel to reel tape players, slide rules, cassette tapes, boom boxes, floppy discs, dial phones, land lines, film, and slide projectors are all things of the past. We traded in our VCRs for a DVD and then Netflix, the Atari for an Xbox, the family station wagon for a mini-van then an SUV, and the bank teller for an ATM. My kids don’t use maps or have record players and my grands have never used a library card catalog, encyclopedia, typewriter, or pay phone. My camera, maps, calculator, compass, checkbook, note pad, address book and Walkman all fit into my cell phone and my phone, fitness tracker, and heart monitor all fit into my watch! It’s not just technology; hemlines go up and down, lapels and ties get wider and narrower, and shoulder pads come and go. Since I can’t figure out if the latest style is flare, skinny, boot cut, or boyfriend, I just go with mom jeans!
The Greek philosopher Heraclitus said, “The only thing constant is change,” and, in spite of my previous rant, I’d have to disagree. We change and the world around us changes but there is one thing in our lives that will never change: God. His truth, purpose and character remain the same in spite of technology, innovative trends, or style. The fancy word for that unchangeability is immutability. Because God is the essence of perfection, no change could make Him any better and, being God, He will never become less than what He already is!
Since its introduction in 1985, there have been at least 14 versions of Windows, with each version supposedly an improvement on the previous one; my Windows 10 has been up-dated 28 times since its introduction in 2015. Fortunately, the original 1.0 version of God (introduced at the beginning of time) is all we need or want! Thank you, O Lord, for being the one constant in our lives.
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. [Hebrews 13:8 (NLT)]
I am the Lord, and I do not change. [Malachi 3:6a (NLT)]
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