The Peace Of God
“God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?” Numbers 23:19
“For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.” Malachi 3: 6
“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.” Hebrews 13:8
“Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.” Luke 21:33
Mountains are no match for God’s love…
When I have had occasion to drive through some of the great Mountain ranges or looked down from a plane flying high over the great canyons I was awed by the massive beauty and immovability they display against an infinite sky. For most of us mountains are metaphors for strength, stability, durability. They have for the most part been here since the earth was formed by the word of God. But despite their overwhelming presence, massive structure and timeless majesty, their days are numbered. They will pass away. The whole Earth will be replaced with a new Heaven and a new Earth.
In his book, Soul Tsunami,Leonard Sweet noted at the time that in the 50 years prior to his writing there had been more changes to the way we lived than in the previous 500 years combined. Today we can look back just 10 years and see more changes than we’ve seen in the past 100 years, not the least of which is the emergance of social media and cataclysmic chnages in our educational, political, and communications systems.
The transiency and temporariness of our culture might tend to make us feel that there is nothing really stable, nothing that we can really depend on, nothing of sustaining value or significance. So we reach constantly for the newest, the next thing, the latest this or that, just to stay current with the ever changing world around us.
But in the midst of all this change there comes a voice from the foundation of the earth that speaks from generation to generation, from age to age, from the rising of the sun to the going down of the same ”the mountains may depart and the hills be removed…” every thing you rest your security in, in this world will decay and pass away, “but My steadfast love shall not depart from you.” “I am the same yesterday, today and forever.” Wow! Think of it. We don’t have to fear the instability of this world. We don’t have to be anxious about the threat of wars and rumors of wars. We don’t have to rest our security in any institution in this world. We have the love of God as our strength, our security and our hope for the future. And that hope will not disappoint us. Praise God for His infinite love!
“Our Father, in the strong and changeless name of Jesus, we thank You for Your steadfast love. We can’t really comprehend the magnitude and power of that love. Yet we live in the sure hope of the love that loved so much that You gave us Jesus. Thank You Jesus that You loved us so much that You gave us Your life for our sins and then rose from death to give us new life from the dead to live with You in all eternity. Keep us reminded of that love that will not change and will not fail us, day by day, week after week, year after year. We are yours and You are always good all the time. Father we ask You for our daily bread and for the added resources to be blessed so we can be a blessing. In the mighty name of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, we pray. Amen”
For further Study
Isaiah 54.1—57.13, Ephesians 6.1—324, Psalm 70.1—5, Proverbs 24.8—9