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Jul 2016

You Never Change

For I the Lord do not change; therefore you, O children of Jacob, are not consumed. – Malachi 3:6 .

This Sunday, we will be introducing a new song to our gathering, You Never Change by Marcus Dawes, Aaron Ivey, and Jesse Reeves, featured on the album This Glorious Grace by Austin Stone Worship. You Never Change is a song that praises God for His immutability. God always has been and always will be who He says He is. He is our faithful God who upholds the universe by His Word. He is eternal and unchanging. He is our perfect King. He is, “I AM”. Our God is the purest form of love, justice, holiness, excellence, and glory.

Why does this matter? Because we do change. We are a fickle people. One day we are filled with love and passion for God, the next we are dry and despairing. One day we are faithful in our marriages, the next our hearts are wandering. We are double-minded, unstable in all our ways, easily swayed in what we believe, adore, and obey. Our tendency to change is precisely why we can’t trust ourselves and precisely why we can trust God. As He relates to us, our God is an Other, someone distinct from us in the best way; a stable yet passionate, firm yet emotional, perfect person. God’s immutability is what makes Him a sure refuge, a reliable shield from danger. He ensures peace when security is threatened, calm when the battle comes to our doorstep.

Here are the lyrics:

Oh may I run to no other refuge, no other rest for my soul
Oh may I drink from no other fountain, where living waters will flow
Jesus, You’re all I need

You are my life, may You be lifted high
There is no other like Jesus Christ
You are my story, You’re my everything
You are my glory, my God, and my King
You are my rock, and You never change

No other power can break the darkness, no other hand that can save
Forever faithful, Your love is stronger, I trust in no other name

My strength to stand, all of my days are in Your hand
My light to see, Your glory goes before me
My King, You reign; my rock, and You never change
No, You never change

To here more about the story behind the song, click here. You can listen to You Never Change by watching the video below, and you can purchase and download the full song by clicking here. Our hope and prayer is that as we sing this together, we would be reminded that Jesus is the ever-present, ever-steady, ever-faithful God who promises to never leave us or forsake us. He is our God who chooses to love us, save us, and be near to us, not because of who we are, but because of who He is. He is all that we need and worthy of all our worship.

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