One lunchtime this week I looked at my diary in order to see I had three or four scheduled phone-calls to make. As opposed to sit in an airless office, I decided to wander up to the Castle Gardens with a coffee. As I looked down from the mound above the ancient trench, I reflected on some of the changes that have taken place since the castle was built nine hundred years ago. Then I looked up. Instead of considering the changing face of humanity, I considered the unchanging nature of God.
I share with you the words I read on my phone, penned by a shepherd above the hills of Bethlehem, three-thousand years ago: Great is the LORD! He is most worthy of praise! No one can measure his greatness. Let each generation tell its children of your mighty acts; let them proclaim your power. I will meditateon your majestic, glorious splendour and your wonderful miracles. Your awe-inspiring deeds will be on every tongue; I will proclaim your greatness. Everyone will share the story of your wonderful goodness; they will sing with joy about your righteousness. The LORD is merciful and compassionate, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love. The LORD is good to everyone. He showers compassion on all his creation. All of your works will thank you, LORD, and your faithful followers will praise you. They will speak of the glory of your kingdom, they will give examples of your power. They will tell about your mighty deeds and about the majesty and glory of your reign. For your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom. You rule throughout all generations. (Psalm 145:4-13)
Praise God in times of uncertainty, for His unchanging nature and enduring Kingdom.