Clinging to the Unchangeable One

I was recently reminded while reading “Morning Thoughts” by Octavius Winslow of the immutability of God’s promises.  As my due date approaches and with it numerous changes, it’s easy to become overwhelmed and fearful of what the future holds.  What consolation I find in my heavenly Father who isn’t subject to change.  It’s so comforting to cling to the one who’s love and faithfulness go on no matter what.  Here’s how Octavius puts it:

“Mutability marks everything outside of God.  Look into the church, into the world, into our families, into ourselves; what innumerable changes do we see on every hand!  A week, one short day, what alterations does it produce!  Yet, in the midst of it all, how good it is to repose calmly on the unchangeableness, the faithfulness of God; to know that no alterations of time, no earthly changes, affect His faithfulness to His people; and more than this: no changes in them, no unfaithfulness of theirs, causes the slightest change in God.”

James 1:16-18 Don’t be deceived, my dear brothers. Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all he created.”


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