Dan and his Dad were sitting together looking at a family photograph 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, “But You will remain the same, and Your years will never end!”
Everyone is familiar with change. It is 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 life time only to
receive a notice that our spouse wants a divorce.
Is there any news that could be more welcome – more comforting – more
desired – more important – more joy producing than the words of the
Psalmist: “You – O Lord – will remain the same”? Now and through
No matter the day or the difficulty, the problem or the pain, His love and His faithfulness guard us!
Prayer: We are comforted to know, Father, that if we believe in Your Word we can trust You to honor it. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Psalm 102:27 But you remain the same, and your years will never end.