Our Refuge


But You remain the same, and Your years will never end.

~Psalm 102:27, NIV


God never changes: He doesn’t need to change–He is perfect.


I was visiting with a senior adult couple yesterday and they were down just a little. They had neighbors who they were very fond of and about three years ago, the wife was promoted; recently the husband was moved to a nursing home in Huntsville. Now my friends are getting new neighbors who they do not know. All the changes have been disturbing. One of them told me during my visit, “Well, I guess we have to close the chapter on that part of our lives and I was not prepared to do so. I’ve been a little depressed.” I sat down by a 90 year old in the nursing home yesterday and I said, “How are you doing?” She said, “I want to go home.” I said, “I know, be if ever so humble, there is no place like home.” In between visits, I heard a commercial on radio that went something like this: “Ladies, are you beginning to look like you mother. Do you want to reverse that trend–call Laser Cool-sculpturing today.” Bad news ladies, you will look like your mother; its going to happen, accept it. There is no way to reverse aging. The law of thermodynamics is real. Like it or not, we are winding down and it causes emotional stress.

Change can be disturbing to humans. Too much change is too short of a time can be traumatic. The good news is: God does not age. The law of thermodynamics has to influence on HIM. He is the same today as He was when Adam walked the earth. The earth is changing, times are changing, we are changing but God never changes. This makes HIM our Rock and Refuge. Like the loving father in Luke 15, our heavenly Father is always there, always faithful, always good and He never changes. In this world things change.

Psalm 46 addresses this uneasiness of the human heart with catastrophic change…God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change and though the mountains slip into the heart of the sea; Though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains quake at its swelling pride. Our future is with Christ. Everything on this sin curse earth will eventually go up in smoke, as Micah the prophet said, “He will reduce all our idols to rubble.” Rubble is another word for trash. I see God’s work of sanctification and grace doing just that and giving us a greater desire for the Kingdom to come.

I was exhausted last night and had no inspirational juices flowing so I decided not to bore you with an uninspired blog. Actually, I feel a little guilty already: several lately have seemed uninspired. PTL: I don’t think it got as hot as they predicted yesterday so maybe they will miss it today.

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