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February 18 – I do not change

“For I the LORD do not change; therefore you, O children of Jacob, are not consumed.” – Malachi 3:6 

Scripture reading: Romans 8:28-39

Our world is more subject to change today than it has ever been in human history.  More information has been produced in the last 30 years than in the previous 500 years. Smartphones are powerful little computers in your hand! Approximately fifty percent of college graduates are going to jobs that didn’t exist when they were born due to advances in technology. We are living in an incredibly advancing world which can be very overwhelming. One man put it this way: “My great-grandfather rode a horse, but he was afraid of a train. My grandfather rode a train, but he was afraid of a car. My father rode in a car, but he was afraid of an airplane. I ride in an airplane, but I’m afraid of a horse.” That’s certainly making a full circle!

Despite our ever-changing world, trusting Jesus makes life very certain for us. This is why true fulfillment does not come from a changing world, but rather from our changeless God Who made this world and everything in it. Jesus is the firm foundation for our faith. He never fails, He is never out of the way and He is always in control. He says, For I the LORD do not change; therefore you, O children of Jacob, are not consumed. What could ever happen to us when we place our trust in the living God? Is there anything that can separate us from Him and His love? Through the circumstances of life, are you fully trusting in the One that does not change?

Suggestions for prayer

Thank the LORD for the privilege to be called by God in Christ because of His love and mercy. Ask Him to help you to trust Him as your foundation of faith through this changing world.

Rev. Michael Jaatinen is the minister of Mount Zion Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Moncton, NB.

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