Terrifying… that’s the word I would use to describe the world today.
Foundational truth seems to be slipping out from under society. Morals are being adapted to suit the culture, not the other way around. Violence is what more and more people are using to get their point across. And all the while, thousands of voices with thousands of differing positions talk to us through a device we keep in our pockets.
Whereas, I used to want to be informed about the political world, I have a sensitivity to the news right now. I often can’t handle it. I’m sure you know what I mean. It’s in our faces all the time.
This morning, I was reading Jen Wilkin’s book “None Like Him.” It’s a study on the attributes of God, and right now I am in the chapter about immutability.
I don’t think I knew what the word “immutable” meant before reading about it. It means “unchanging,” and the fact that God is immutable is better news for our present world than anything else.
James 1:17 says “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”
In a world driven by trends, something that never changes sounds boring at first. Always the same?? What’s the fun in that?
But the fact that a being exists who has zero doubt about his identity and purpose, who can’t be weakened by the passage of time or events, and who is never ever wrong, means that we have something to cling to when everything else falls apart.
It means that every word found on the pages of His word is still relevant. He still loves what he loved, promises what he promised, condemns what he condemns. No matter what shifts in our culture, God’s word remains the same. Its precepts cannot be adapted or altered.
So when people are screaming at each other on social media, and the nightly news is reporting more violence, and your kids comes home spouting ideas that just aren’t okay, you have a place to go for truth and wisdom: the feet of Jesus. And since, immutability is one of those attributes that he doesn’t share, you can’t find it anywhere else.
What I’m getting at is that if you feel as I do about how scary and confusing the world is today, fall at his feet for truth and comfort, because He is the only thing in all creation who has all the answers AND remains a fixed point forever and ever. Amen?!
“From the end of the earth will I cry to you, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.” – Psalm 61:2
“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” – James 1:17