Things Change But God’s Love is Constant
“Now there arose a new king over Egypt, who did not know Joseph.”
Exodus 1:8 (ESVUK)
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever”
When governments change there is often the danger of instability and uncertainty. It can be a time of tension for the people. What will happen next?
The beginning of the book of Exodus sets the scene for a major change in the lot of the Hebrews. They had had a good life as long as Joseph was alive. But along came a new pharaoh who had not been influenced by Joseph and his reputation, and the Hebrews fell out of favour among the Egyptians, and they became an enslaved nation.
Many years later, at the time of the New Testament church, the writer of the book to the Hebrews was well aware of how political changes can destabilize a nation and its citizens. He wanted to re-assure believers that God, whose fullness dwells in Jesus Christ, is constant in a world of upheaval. In that we can be assured, and thus he (or she) points to Jesus whose grace and compassion is always abounding, always the same yesterday, today and forever.
Whatever the situation is where you live, whatever change may occur, you may have a sense of apprehension about the future, and that is understandable. Let us, however, turn to Jesus and find comfort because he is constant and always “a very present help in trouble” (Psalm 46:1)
Thank you, Father, that, when everything seems so out of control, the Spirit of Jesus is with us to re-assure us of your unchanging love.
Study by James Henderson
About the Author:
James Henderson is the National Ministry Leader for Grace Communion International in the UK and Ireland. You are welcome to attend any of our local congregations in the UK and Ireland. For details of your nearest local congregation, check on our website, www.gracecom.org.uk under the ‘Churches’ tab, or ring +44 (0)1858 437099.