Hello Friends,

Fall is a fantastic time to reflect on the rhythm of change God has woven into the fabric of our lives. Examples include the changing of the seasons, time (don’t forget the time change this weekend), and even the personal changes in our own lives.

There are many examples of change around us, yet if I’m honest with myself, and with you, I don’t particularly like change. I like to think I like change, but when it comes right down to it, change can be, and is, very hard.  Which leads me to believe that change provides me with an opportunity to test who and Whom I’m trusting in.

Change is an opportunity to trust God. The challenge then becomes, will I look up, side-to-side, or even down when change occurs?  I am really blessed by the refrain from the song which says:

All may change but Jesus never, Glory to His name.

What an incredible reminder of the immutability of Jesus. When life is swirling around us, Jesus does not change. When fear and anxiety about a pandemic grips our hearts, Jesus does not change. When we’re tasked with a monumental change that seems totally crazy, Jesus does not change. When we have to say goodbye to coworkers and friends, Jesus does not change. When we’re facing financial uncertainty, Jesus does not change. When God leads us to take a step of faith, Jesus does not change. When your car breaks down, Jesus does not change. When faced with crippling and debilitating physical pain, Jesus does not change. When you lose a loved one who has passed to the other side of the veil, Jesus does not change. As much as I may loathe the idea of change, Jesus does not change. Go ahead and fill in the blank with whatever you’re facing. When ______, Jesus does not change.

Which then got me thinking, because Jesus does not change, what are some of the characteristics of Jesus which I am most grateful for? I’m grateful for His sufficiency and His mercy. How about you? What are you most grateful for about our immutable Jesus? Spend some time this Sabbath reveling in how wonderful the truth is that Jesus does not change.

Celebrating with you,

Clyde