Everything changes?

We live in a changing world. Everything changes. Nothing remains the same. This is life – as we know it; but what if there’s something else, something that’s unchanged, unchanging and unchangeable! You may ask the question, “Is such a thing possible?” In the Bible – in the heart of the Old Testament, there’s a long Psalm, containing twenty-six verses. It’s Psalm 136. The second part of every single one of these twenty-six verses says this: “God’s love endures forever.” Some things are worth repeating – again and again and again … We read the same thing, again, in Lamentations 3:22 – “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases.” Here, we read something else about the enduring love of God, the “forever” love of God –  “His mercies … are new every morning” (Lamentations 3:22). New! That’s the word many people like to hear. In our ever-changing world, the old is thrown away. It’s out-of-date. Here, we have God’s unchanging love described as new! When we’re reading Psalm 136 and Lamentations 3 , we’re reading words from a very long time ago – but they are words that speak to us of something that doesn’t grow old, something that’s always new – the love of God. In today’s world, something that starts off new, very soon, becomes old. The love of God isn’t like that – His “mercies never come to an end.” (Lamentations 3:22). When everything else is going past its “sell by date”, the love of God remains the same. His love is for today – not just yesterday. His love is not only for today. It’s for tomorrow. It’s for every tomorrow. His love is a faithful love – “Great is Your faithfulness” (Lamentations 3:23). “New every morning” – Day-by-day, God chooses to be faithful. He chooses to keep on loving us. He chooses to never stop loving us. Love – this is His eternal choice, the choice that He affirms to us, again and again and again …


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