Listen to the words of Jesus. “I am the Alpha and the Omega,
the first and the last, the beginning and the end.” (Rev. 22:13)
This is not the first time Jesus told us who he is. He also said, “I
am the Alpha and the Omega, says the Lord God, who is and who
was and who is to come, the almighty.” (Revelation 1:8)
“I am the Lord, I change not”. (Malachi 3:6)
God does not change in 4 important areas.
-His essence (i.e. who he actually is)
-His attributes (eg his power, wisdom, love, justice, truth,
goodness, kindness, greatness)
-His plans (including salvation and judgement)
-His promises (of which there are at least 41 for
“Whatever is good and perfect comes to us from God above, who
created all heaven's lights. Unlike them, he never changes or
casts shifting shadows.” (James 1:17) “Jesus Christ is the same
yesterday and today and forever”. (Hebrews 13:8)
Worship is a continuous happening in creation because God does
not change. The appropriate response to who he is is worship. If
not the “rocks will cry out”. (Luke 19:40)
Only one was present at the birth of every human being and that
is the creator, Jesus Christ. Not only did God have knowledge of
your birth but he has been there every step of the way. He was
even there when you were mistreated.
Some might ask, “ if Jesus was there, why didn't he do something
about what I went through?” The fact is that he did or he will! He
didn't change. His love remains the same!
Countless individuals can testify that if it what was not for God,
they would not be here right now.
Instead of a question like, “why didn't he do something”, some
might ask, “why did he let that happen?” When questions like
these flood our minds, we are reminded that God has not
changed and no matter what happens, God still loves. His
knowledge, love and power are greater than any problem or
even the answer we were looking for. We can't possibly know
just how much God has been our help.
Some revisionists have tried to distort who God is, but the truth
is that Jesus Christ is the same today as he was in the beginning.
What we want to do is to take Jesus with us into every day and
turn our backs on the troubles that will inevitably come.
Remember, when a problem comes to your door, introduce it to
Let's join Paul the apostle when he said, “Can anything ever
separate us from Christ's love? Does it mean he no longer loves
us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or are
hungry or cold or in danger or threatened with death? No,
despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through
Christ, who loved us. And I am convinced that nothing can ever
separate us from his love. Death can't, and life can't. The angels
can't, and the demons can't. Our fears for today, our worries
about tomorrow, and even the powers of hell can't keep God's
love away. Whether we are high above the sky or in the deepest
ocean, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us
from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Since God remains the same, worship is unending.
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