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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Our immutable God

Life is full of changes and nothing ever stays the same. I have never liked the idea of change, because the unknown has the potential to be frightening or unsettling. When I read God’s Word, He constantly reminds me that He never changes. He is always there for us, His children. It is a wonderful truth! I came across the word immutable in my Bible reading recently. Do you know what it means? I didn't. Here it is as defined in Webster's 1990 Dictionary:
Immutable: (adj.) not capable of or susceptible to change. 
"For when God made a promise to Abraham, because He could swear by no one greater, He swore by Himself, saying, “Surely blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply you.”  And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise. 
 For men indeed swear by the greater, and an oath for confirmation is for them an end of all dispute. Thus God, determining to show more abundantly to the heirs of promise the immutability of His counsel, confirmed it by an oath,  that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we might have strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope set before us. 
This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil, where the forerunner has entered for us, even Jesus, having become High Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek."
-Hebrews 6:13-20
I watched the lunar eclipse on Tuesday morning and was inspired by God’s majesty and creativity in creating the solar system. I had found a live stream of the event also, in case it wasn't visible here. It was interesting to see how many viewers were watching the event on Youtube. (107,099 at one point.) I wonder how many countries were represented. It seems like this will be a subject that many have on their minds, and what a great opportunity to share with people that the God who created the moon, also loves and cares for them. 
Boldness is something I desperately need, to be an effective light for Christ in this world. I need to overcome my shyness of talking with strangers. I am still learning how to do this. What is your favorite method of sharing with others about Jesus Christ? By gospel tracts, talking, blogging, or sharing Bible verses on your facebook? I would be encouraged to hear from you in the comments section below.