Many Christians are familiar with Jesus’s assertion to be the “Alpha and Omega.” Alpha and Omega being the beginning and end of the Greek alphabet.
It is a powerful declaration that promotes many of the incommunicable attributes of God. Some of these attributes that we can observe at face value is God’s immutability and His infinitude.
God doesn’t change. He has always been. Forever He will reign.
He was in the beginning and before the beginning and His qualities have never changed (John 1:1; Hebrews 13:8).
In response to this declaration, there may be some who have no problem in believing this but yet with a skeptical heart ask the question, “So what?”
“What does God’s unchanging, infinite qualities have to do with my ever-changing, finite life.”
To God’s inquisitor I would have to reply simply and precisely-
French Romantic Victor Hugo once wrote,
“Change your opinions, keep to your principles; change your leaves, keep intact your roots.”
As humans we are prone to changing. Although fleshly progress is made, without God, it is at the cost of an eroding soul. If you do not believe me, look at the journals of the father of modern psychological progress, Sigmund Freud.
His perception of success tormented him. His world and opinions were constantly changing but never did he have an anchor for his soul. The flesh and soul will constantly rub together causing a friction, unsettling the spirit of humanity.
You see, Christian progress needs to be equivalent to spiritual growth (Colossians 1:10).
Growth is only possible when we are rooted. When we are anchored.
In a plant for example, the root supplies the nutrients that nourishes growth and guard from upheaval. Knowing this, the eternal God supplies growth.
Paul teaches this in the following illustration,
“So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.
Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour (1 Corinthians 3:7-8).”
As for being anchored, the skeptic’s question would be, “Anchored in what?”
I once again have the answer.
Hope (Hebrews 6:19).
We hope in the Gospel of Jesus Christ which was the plan of God before the foundation of the world (Ephesians 1:4).
Hope that God does change, our salvation is eternally secure, and that God is the A to Z that He says He is.
As you strive for progress, allow the anchor and root of hope in an immutable God to progress deeper into your foundation.