I just did an online search of the phrase, “Change is Inevitable.” Variations of the phrase and explanations of it filled page after page on my computer screen. I kept scrolling until I noticed a number at the bottom of the page. The number of search results that were found by simply typing those words into my search engine, produced 14,500,000 results. So, the phrase must be true.
I did not need to do the search the internet to discover that the phrase is true. All I had to do was live through the year of 2020. Virtually, on a daily basis, things have changed in our world, a world that has been turned upside down by Covid19, natural disasters, and political unrest. Yes, my friends, change is inevitable.
Today is Election Day 2020 and before it ends there will be a very large number of changes, new people will hold elected office that did not hold them yesterday. Town Councils will change, along with State Legislatures, Congress, and perhaps even the White House.
In my mountain hometown, the season is definitely changing, and winter will soon be upon us. It seems that every time I get into my car and go for a drive, the lay of the land is changing as new houses dot the landscape where a couple of weeks ago, a vacant lot was the only thing to be seen.
Our leaders change, our seasons change, fashions change, the landscapes change, etc., etc., etc. In fact, at times, I feel like I am standing on shifting sands with little stability beneath my feet. But thanks be to God there is something, or better yet, someone who never changes.
“For I, the Lord, do not change” (Malachi 3:6).
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever” (Hebrews 13:8).
Throughout the scriptures God is referred to as, an everlasting and firm foundation, an everlasting rock, and a strong fortress. And if we build our lives on the firm foundation of His Word, we can rest assured that His ways and His promises will never change, who He was yesterday, who He will be tomorrow, is exactly who He is today.
And so, my friends, when the winds of change are howling around your head, when the sands of time seem to be shifting beneath your feet, run to the fortress who is Christ Jesus and know that the world is going to keep on changing, but Jesus never will. You can trust Him, you can find refuge in Him, you can anchor your life to Him, for He is the immutable One, the One who never changes.