by Hallie Gipson
The days we are living in are strange indeed! Nothing comes close to resembling what we once called ‘normal’. Everything has been adapted to deal with the pandemic the entire world is experiencing, and everyone is affected. Each of us could list numerous ways our lives have changed.
But One constant has and will remain --- GOD!
“For I, the Lord, do not change;” (Malachi 3:6)
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” (Hebrews 13:8)
Who we know Him to be now, is who He has always been and will always be.
“Come let us worship and bow down, Let us keel before the Lord our Maker.” Psalm 95:6
“Thus says the Lord, your redeemer, and the one who formed you from the womb, “I, the Lord, am the maker of all things.” Isaiah 44:24
“But You, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious . . .” Psalm 86:15
“The Lord is gracious and merciful; Slow to anger and great in lovingkindness.” Psalm 145:8
“But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved). Ephesians 2:4-5
“He (Andrew) found first his own brother Simon and said to him, “We have found the Messiah” which translated means Christ). John 1:41
“The woman said to Him, “I know that Messiah is coming (He who is called Christ); when that One comes, He will declare all things to us.” Jesus said to her, “I who speak to you am He.” John 4:25-26
“For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” 1 Timothy 2:5
“But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem . . . and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood. . . ” Hebrews 12:22, 24
So let us remember the words of Moses as he gave his last council to the children of Israel:
“Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble at them, for the Lord your God is the one who goes with you. He will not fail you or forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6
Similar words are repeated in Hebrews:
“. . . for He Himself has said, “I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you,” so that we confidently say, “The Lord is my helper, I will not be afraid. What will man do to me?” Hebrews 13:5b-6
Sovereign Lord, I praise You that in the midst of uncertain times, You are as unchanging as ever!! Help us remember that “God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear. . .” Psalm 46:1, 2 Amen.