Great Is Thy Faithfulness (Beginning To End)


Uncommonly Permanent

Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father;

There is no shadow of turning with Thee;

Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not;

As Thou hast been Thou forever wilt be.

Reunions are revelations. If you have attended a high school reunion, you probably came away with some warm feelings and a lot of surprises. All of us are older, and life has created some interesting detours no one expected. In one of your science classes, you probably learned about the Second Law of Thermodynamics—everything is moving toward entropy and change, and not for the better. In a world such as this, we often feel as though we are standing on shifting sand. Is there any solid foundation on which we can rest?

The Bible says one thing never changes—God. The theological term for this claim is immutability. God does not mutate. He is eternally stable, and we can count on His consistent, permanent, and unchanging nature. God cannot change because He is perfect (Numbers 23:19; Malachi 3:6). Since He is stable, His love for us is stable. Why is it important for you to know and believe that God can’t change? Because when you go through the storms and battles of life, you have a safe place to run to and an anchor onto which you can hold.

The writer of Hebrews says that what Jesus has done as your High Priest will last forever (Hebrews 4:14–16). He will always be your advocate and defender. God the Father will always hear Jesus on your behalf, and He is permanently on your side. When others abandon you, Jesus will remain the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8).