"For I the Lord do not change.” Malachi 3:6 ESV
I live just outside a large metropolitan area. It seems every day when I drive into the city (whether on major highways or back streets) the roads are always under construction or in the midst of repairs. The routing I followed yesterday is not the same as the routing today. Signs for detours and lane changes pop up regularly. I can’t trust any of the traffic patterns that I have known before. Driving becomes exhausting.
Every night various apps on my smartphone update so when I open them each morning I have to reorient myself to how to use them. Tracking all the new features becomes confusing. In our society, not only has change itself become inevitable, it has also become constant. It leaves us all a bit weary and at times, disoriented.
Perhaps these experiences are what led me to ponder anew the immutability of God. In the midst of the swirling changes and uncertainty of daily life, I can be sure that the God I trust, the Lord I follow, the Holy Counselor I depend on, is the same as He was yesterday and will be the same tomorrow. The God of the ancient Scriptures is the same God of my current realities.