A devotional by Reverend Dr. Kevin Schwamb
Few would argue that our world is continually changing. From technology to fashion, what is trending today will be ancient history by tomorrow. As my wife likes to remind me, change is good. However, change can be debilitating if faced without something, or someone, in your life that is fixed and certain. The reality of life necessitates the Bible’s description of God as one who is unchanging. Theologians recognize this attribute as God’s immutability and define it as the perfection of God whereby he does not vary in his perfections, purposes, and promises.
Psalm 102 features the prayer of one who is experiencing great trials and, yet, in the midst of these struggles finds peace and strength in the immutability of the LORD. In contrast to this present world and all that is in it, we are reminded that “…you remain the same, and your years will never end. The children of your servants will live in your presence; their descendants will be established before you.” When we have a personal relationship with God, through Jesus Christ, we can have security and strength even when everything around us is constantly changing. Change is good, but only because God’s immutability is better!