When I was new in town I walked into a restaurant and ordered a dessert. I was so taken by it I ordered every time I went… which in the early days was often. In fact, it was so often they stopped asking me what I wanted and just brought it out.
Then they changed the menu…
8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 13:8 (ESV)
Could you imagine??! The same! Yesterday, today and forever!!??
Most of us would go absolutely bonkers. We want new! We crave NEW! We’ve got to have new on a regular basis. That’s why restaurants change up their menus so much.
…that’s why my favorite dessert is no longer on the menu!
Maybe it’s just my aversion to change but have you ever noticed how things that are “new and improved” almost never are…?
Seriously, when was the last time you tried that new soap, new cookie, new pan-cake mix and went, “Whoa! this really is new… AND it’s better than ever!” I don’t mean trying a different product I mean the same product with the “new and improved” label.
Maybe it’s just me, but I’ve found that if it’s something you put in your mouth (food) it either tastes exactly the same… or worse… if it’s a piece of technology it only lasts half as long, does half the work and no longer carries the best features of the original product.
Maybe I’m just getting old and can’t stomach change like you young-uns… maybe cars are better, food yummier, clothes more durable, brights brighter and whites whiter than they have ever been.
I’m glad there’s one constant… One I can rely on…
…and He don’t… won’t change.