Unchanging! – Sunday, October 31, 2021

Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever – Hebrews 13:8

 

“Write down all that you’ve accomplished in October.  Likewise, make note of the support received during October,” were the instructions given by the writer of a devotional message about reflecting on God’s goodness.  The writer closed with:  “Let’s never doubt God’s faithfulness, how it never changes regardless of the month, year or season.”  Those sentiments surfaced a Scripture and a song, each of which has been a source of inspiration and encouragement.

Song: Kenny Roger’s “Through The Years,” as its lyrics perfectly describes my thoughts about God. “Through the years, you’ve never let me down/You turned my life around, the sweetest days I’ve found/I’ve found with you, through the years/I’ve never been afraid, I’ve loved the life we’ve made/And I’m so glad I’ve stayed, right here with you/Through the years.”  Scripture:  I have witnessed time and time again the truth in this verse:  “The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower” (Psalm 18:2).

This Sunday is not only the last one of the month, but it is also the last day of the month. And accordingly, there will be certain required adjustments, such as turning the page on calendars to November.  However, there is one fact, God’s nature will always be the same.  Therefore, I can leave behind October and walk into November with unchanged assurance.