I recently read an excerpt from Daniel Seymour’s book, Momentum, that said that when the rate of change outside our institutions exceeds the rate of change inside, we’re in danger of losing ground. Seymour’s book specifically targeted colleges and universities but we all grapple with the implications of change in our society. It’s hard to keep up with the times as our culture virtually refreshes itself by the minute, for better or for worse. We can be overwhelmed by the pace of change in our technology and even in our churches.
But one thing never changes. Malachi 3:6 says: “For I am the LORD, I do change not.” By the very definition of the word God, our heavenly Father exists from everlasting to everlasting. He is eternal and His qualities of love, power, justice, and joy never change. He is the great I AM. The great hymn, Great is Thy Faithfulness, rings out with these words: “Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not; As Thou hast been, Thou forever will be.” Our hope for the future is based on His faithfulness in the past.
When we struggle to keep up with changes around us, let us look to the Lord and find stability in Him. Live with the Master’s momentum and let His wisdom guide us through these spinning days with our eyes firmly fixed on Him. Though all the earth may change and decay, we are blessed to be able to abide in an eternal God who changes not and whose mercy endures forever.