In the gospel of John, Jesus is seen as the eternal, incarnate God who came to reveal the Father to a lost world. This book links back to Genesis 1:1, showing Jesus’ deity as creator of everything. Only God can create things. He is also seen as the Word (logos). The powerful spoken word is what was used to create everything. Through Him only is everlasting life. Also He compares and contrasts himself with light and darkness, because He was a great light in a dark time in history.
The one word that has been repeated many times the last several months is “change”. Change can bring excitement and hope to some people; to others it brings uncertainty and fear. Whether for the good or the bad, as we go through life, things change (seasons, economic conditions, our weight, …). However, there is one thing that does not change, that is our God.
Malachi 3:6 “For I, the LORD, do not change;..
James 1:17 Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow.
Variation: (parallage) a change or variation in the nature or character of something – ‘change.’ (Louw-Nida)
Shifting: (trope) the process of turning, with the implication of variation and change – ‘turning, variation.’ (Louw-Nida)
Since God never changes, we know without a doubt that he will never ever ever leave us, abandon us, or become unfastened from us. (Heb 13:5)