Many of us have had that universal, public embarrassment. If it didn't hurt and if the laughs/snickers didn't shame us to no end, we'd think it was funny too.
For me, it always seems to be lawn chairs (yes, it's happened repeatedly). Over the course of a summer the metal frame becomes more and more malleable. Plopping down in the seat eventually takes its toll and the aluminum bends just a touch more with each sitting.
At some point it can take no more. Usually, at the most inconvenient time, it breaks... and down I go, sprawling to ground.
The whole fiasco is due to one thing: the unreliability of the lawn chair. Because the chair is flimsy and suffers mutation, it will let you down (literally!).
Herein lies the great comfort that the God of Scripture affords. Scripture repeatedly mentions the fact that our God does not change. Unlike lawn chairs, we can fully trust in him because he will always be the same.
James tells us that we can trust God to fill our needs. He says, "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change." Ja 1:17
The Book of Hebrews tells us that we can persevere through adversity because, "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever." Heb. 13.8 That is to say, Jesus has helped his people in the past and will continue to be their aid in the present. All in all, it is a promise that he will never leave us nor forsake us.
The prophet Malachi reminds us that, because of God's unchanging nature, we can trust that the Lord will save us in the day of judgment. "For I the LORD do not change; therefore you, O children of Jacob, are not consumed." Mal. 3.6
It may be rightly said that God is the only true being, everything else in this world (including ourselves) is a "becoming." We are constantly seeing change, in our environment, our relationships, in our attitudes, and in our very physic.
We have a right to be wary of all these things. But not so with God. God is the constant. He cannot improve or be diminished in any way. For, "from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God." Ps. 90:2.
We can truly say that he is worthy of praise because there is none like our God. There is no god like our God. Jehovah proves himself worthy of our worship and trust as the only one who is faithful and true.
You are Invited!
We want to invite you and your family to join us at the Lillo Pad for our annual campout June 7-9. There will be swimming, games, fellowship, food, and much, much more. Invite your friends, pitch your tents, and have a great time. (Click the pic above for food info; Sunday worship will be held at the site).
Grow in the Faith!
Feeling spiritually stagnant? Looking for a fresh challenge or way to grow in your faith? Talk to us about being part of a Bible study! We're always happy to get into the Scriptures or organize a discipleship group.