Day 18 - Thursday - January 27, 2022

Jan 27, 2022    Pastor Cody Winkler

Isaiah‬ ‭54:10‬ (‭NLT‬‬)‬‬‬‬
“For the mountains may move and the hills disappear, but even then my faithful love for you will remain. My covenant of blessing will never be broken,” says the Lord, who has mercy on you.”
When I was 13 years old we boarded a plane from Lubbock, Texas and flew to Seattle, Washington. We went to visit my Grandma Joan. A lot of firsts happened for me on this trip. I saw the ocean for the first time. Went trout fishing for the first time. But one of the most memorable things was visiting Mount St. Helens for the first time.

A real active volcano. It was incredible. I saw pictures of Mount St. Helens before its eruption. A huge mountain, full of life, trees, and beauty. After its eruption the trees were flattened and burned, the lake surrounding it turned acidic and no longer sustained life, the mountain lost elevation. This was a clear picture of the verse in Isaiah 54- the mountains may move. When a mountain moves, it leaves destruction in its wake.

The scene of Mount St. Helens was memorable. This huge majestic mountain changed. The scenery around it changed. The atmosphere over it changed. In all this change and in all this majesty, the mountain still felt small in comparison to God’s love.

Our lives are full of change. Some change is good, while some feels a bit more destructive. The enemy wants us to believe God’s love has limits and can only be felt and seen in the good change, but remains distant and hidden in the more destructive change. God’s promise to you is simple: no matter the change in your life, no matter the change in the world, His faithful love for you will remain.

Today’s Promise: God’s faithful love will remain consistent even when life is not.