Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Changing Years, Unchanging God

For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed;but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the Lord that hath mercy on thee. Isaiah 54:10

"The pillars of the earth may be moved out of their places, but the kindness & the covenant of our merciful Jehovah never depart from his people. How happy my soul feels in a firm belief of this inspired declaration! The year is almost over and the years of my life are growing few but time does not change my Lord. New lamps are taking the place of the old, perpetual change is on all things; but our Lord is the same. Force overturns the hills, but no conceivable power can affect the eternal God. Nothing in the past, present, or the future can cause Jehovah to be unkind to me." Spurgeon Dec 27th Cheque Book of the Bank of Faith

It has been a year of change and a year of more change is in our future. After so many surprises I've learned not to speculate on what this upcoming year will exactly hold. And when I do speculate I am often left anxious and fretting. So I've resigned myself to say, I do not know. But I do know this, that my God never changes and more than ever I'm clinging to that truth. I can expect him to be faithful again and again in the upcoming year just as He has been every year prior.

"..In Christ Jesus the glorious God has pledged himself to thee to be thy God, and to hold thee as one of his people. Kindness and covenant- dwell on these words as sure and lasting things which eternity itself shall not take from thee!"

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