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God is Changeless
By: Carol Onyett
March 11, 2011


Scripture 
Psalm 102:25-28
Long ago you laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands.  They will perish, but you endure; they will all wear out like a garment.  You change them like clothing, and they pass away; but you are the same, and your years have no end.  The children of your servants shall live secure; their offspring shall be established in your presence.

Devotion
In our world today we are faced with many changes.  Each day brings a different set of problems, a different technology we need to keep up with, and sometimes the loss of an old familiar part of our life.  At times we welcome the change.  We have been comforted by the words “This too shall pass,” but also we often hear the words “I hate change.”  I have often expressed the thought that if you sat still in one place the world would change around you.

My life and I am sure the same can be said of yours, has been a series of changes.  I sometimes refer to these as different lifetimes – child, student, wife, mother, grandmother, widow, and great grandmother.  Through it all there has been one changeless, everlasting presence.  I have always felt that God was with me, to help in the bad times and to rejoice in the good.

When I was widowed I was thankful God had blessed me with two great sons and that I was surrounded by many caring friends and family and the support of my church family.

The very worst day of my life was when I lost my forty-one year old son.  God comforted me as I remembered the joy of having him in my life for those years and with the presence of his children and now his grandchild.

Through each change in my life, my faith in God has been a constant.  He was there in my childhood, giving me loving parents, sisters and brothers, grandparents and extended family members.  God has been ever present in my relationship with my church. The changeless God is seen even when we are in the midst of both physical and spiritual changes and we can always depend on Him to be with us when we ask for His guidance in our lives.  
  
Prayer
Father,   We are grateful for your love and your care as we meet the challenges of our lives.  Keep us mindful that we can depend upon you to know what is best for us and that we can always and forever rely upon you.  Amen

Other scripture references
Josh 23:14-15; Heb 6:17-18  

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