Though the character of God is immutable, having never changed, the Bible is, in reality, a book of change; revolutionary change.
In Genesis 1, we’re told the world was formless, empty, and dark, and God changed it. He created light. He changed the environment and infused it with life by creating plants and animals and ultimately, man. Adam, the first man, was lonely, so God changed his situation and created Eve to be his companion.
When evil entered the picture in the form of sin, we learned that not all change is from God. Sin changed the relationship between God and man, and set in motion a series of events spanning several thousand years that led to the greatest changer of all time— Jesus Christ, God’s own Son.
Jesus changed the equation and took away sin through his death on the cross. His resurrection changed our future by giving man hope of a new life; not only in this world, but throughout eternity. His disciples took this revolutionary truth to the ends of the earth and changed the known world.
And today, two thousand years later, the truth of Jesus Christ, His victory over sin, and His resurrection into new life is still changing people all over the world every single day.
Change for the sake of change is of no value to anyone. Change for the sake of God is of the greatest value to us all.
And finally, the Bible tells us through the writings of the apostle Paul that one day we will all be changed in a twinkling of an eye.
In the words of the old hymn writer, ‘What A Glorious Day That Will Be.’
God’s change is good change.