But You remain the same, and Your years will never end. The children of Your servants will live in Your presence; their descendants will be established before You.Psalm 102:27-28
The Same Family
It was a few minutes before the service started. The sunlight streamed in through the stained-glass windows. The same windows that the sun has been shining through for one hundred and fifty years. As he sat there in the solitude, the organ playing softly, he could “see” his father sitting in the same place. And his father’s father. And his father’s father’s father. This church has seen four generations of his family worshipping in this church.
The Same God
Through the years, people have come and gone. Yet they worshipped the same God. Their God, our God, has poured out blessing and forgiveness through Word and Sacrament.
The Great God
It gives him great comfort and a deep sense of awe that he worships the same God as his great-great-grandfather. The great God who does not change. The great God, our Father for all generations, whose love for us never changes because He sent His Son, Jesus.
The Same Yesterday, Today, and Forever
Jesus, who is the same yesterday, today, and forever. The Holy Spirit brings comfort and peace to our hearts through this never-changing Good News!
Write a letter to a future descendent about your time at worship in your church. Keep it for them to read when they are your age.
Heavenly Father, in all the changes of this world, I am thankful that You never change, especially in Your love for me in Jesus, the same yesterday, today, and forever. In Jesus’ name, amen. © 2019 True Men Ministries