James 1:17 (GOD’S WORD Translation)
17Every good present and every perfect gift comes from above, from the Father who made the sun, moon, and stars. The Father doesn’t change like the shifting shadows produced by the sun and the moon.
Malachi 3:6a (New King James Version)
6 “ For I am the LORD, I do not change;..."
It is New Year's Eve and many of you will be out celebrating in the New Year. Others will reflect back on the year that has quickly come and gone, and you will contemplate what has been good and bad in your lives. There has been one constant through out the year. If you are a believer in God and in His provision for the forgiveness of our sins, Jesus Christ, we know that He does not change. From before time and after time is no more, God is unchanging. We will step into a new year and "resolve" to make changes in our lives, but He will be unceasing and unchanging.
Isn't it great that we can rely on something as our lives move ahead? Isn't it a blessing that He does not change? He loves us no matter what, no more no less. He provides for everything we have and He will continue to do so. In turn He asks for our acceptance, love and obedience, just as He has always expected. And someday, our unchanging and everlasting God will call us to Himself, where we will spend eternity in His loving care.
What a blessing as we leave the old year behind and look forward to the New Year 2011! I pray that you all will have a Happy, Blessed and Prosperous New Year, and may His goodness, grace and mercy shine on us all.