" They shall perish, but THOU remainest... and they shall be changed, but THOU art the same." Hebrews 1: 11,12
Coming back from a recent trip visiting family and friends, I was welcomed home by an early morning call from a dear friend. " How was your trip? I couldn't wait and called to see how you were doing."
What a friend!
"How have you been? Are you well?"
In the few days that I had been away, my friend had started to experience some back and leg pain. The pain was making it difficult to walk, It also made it difficult to sleep. But she wasn't complaining.
And as our conversation continued, she shared how one night in her pain she had picked up the hymn book and came upon the song, "Blessed be the name of the LORD". The scripture reference brought her to Isaiah 9:6.
As she read the verse she was overwhelmed with the thought that God is everything to us... and we don't need anything else.
His name alone brings peace and comfort.
"... HIS name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor,
the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace."
" Isn't it wonderful?", she said. "God is everything we'll ever need." That thought brought sleep to her heavy eyes. Peace from the Heavenly Father.
And as she shared the verse with me, I thought how easily I've read over the names... many, many times.
Indeed it was good to be reminded of God's attributes.
God IS: Wonderful. Our Counsellor. A Mighty God. The Everlasting Father. The Prince of Peace.
What else do we need?
~everything around us may look dim.
~when everything may perish.
~when everything may change.
GOD is still the same.
HE remaineth... when all else around us perisheth. HE is the same... when all else around us changes.
And HIS throne is for ever and ever. Blessed be HIS name!
"... let them also that love Thy NAME be joyful in Thee."