The Changeless One
Through all the broken harmonies of life,
One clear not on the air rings old yet new,
Men change, and die, and toll of bells is rife,
But God alone remaineth, changeless, true.
The May days as they come, fresh beauties bring,
But each is born and blooms, alas! to die;
The only fadeless flowrets of the spring
Are those that deck the hills of God on high.
The ruddy glow of youth is sure to pale,
The hair, once raven, turn to silver gray;
And I, who nimbly speed o'er hill and dale,
Will by the fireside sit, to muse and pray.
He changeth not! What comfort in the thought:
Today, tomorrow, yesterday the same!
O priceless boon, bestowed but never bought
With rarest gems of earth, or toil or fame.
Then rest, my soul, and never more repine;
Let His unchanging love thy pillow be;
'Twill hush to peace the storm, and silver line
Each cloud that spans earth's restless, troubled sea.
~By Ella E. Pohle
A Little Note From Cobblestone Road:
In Malachi 3:6, God says: "For I am the LORD, I change not..."
In Barnes Commentary on this verse, we read the following:
The proper name of God, “He who Is,” involves His
unchangeableness. For change implies imperfection; it changes
to that which is either more perfect or less perfect: to somewhat which
that being, who changes, is not or has not. But God has everything
in Himself perfectly. “Thou Alone, O Lord, Art what Thou Art,
and Thou Art Who Art."
“Our” life is a “becoming” rather than a simple “being;”
it is a continual losing of what we had, and gaining what we
had not..." In other words, what Barnes is saying is that we, as
humans, are constantly changing. God in His perfection, doesn't
change. We read in James 1:17: Every good gift and every perfect
gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with
whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
Yet of God, we read in Psalm 102:25-27:
Of old hast Thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens
are the work of Thy hands. They shall perish, but Thou shalt endure:
yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt Thou
change them, and they shall be changed: But Thou art the same,
and Thy years shall have no end.
God, being perfect, remains unchanged. His character is the same. In
a world where people are constantly wavering, and the world tosses
to and fro on opinions-- where "yes" no longer means "yes" and a
person's word is contingent upon the mood and state of mind when
they said it, we should rejoice to know that it is God who is stable,
keeps His Word, doesn't change, keeps His promises and is worthy
of our highest worship and adoration!
And this is the promise that He hath promised us, even eternal life.
Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
The Lord Jesus promised eternal life to those who believe on Him.
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the free gift of salvation offered to everyone.
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