I the LORD do not change.” Malachi 3:6
When Lloyd Douglas, author of The Robe and other novels, attended college, he lived in a boardinghouse.
A retired, wheelchair-bound music professor resided on the first floor. Each morning Douglas would stick his head in the door of the teacher’s apartment and ask the same question, “Well, what’s the good news?”
The old man would pick up his tuning fork, tap it on the side of the wheelchair, and say, “That’s middle C! It was middle yesterday; it will be middle C tomorrow; it will be middle C a thousand years from now. The tenor upstairs sings flat. The piano across the hall is out of tune, but, my friend, that is middle C.”
You and I need a middle C.
Haven’t you had enough change in your life? Relationships change. Health changes. The weather changes. But the Yahweh who ruled the earth last night is the same Yahweh who rules it today.
He never changes.”
From “Traveling Light” and my devotional, “Grace for the Moment” by Max Lucado.
First thing I thought of when I saw the title, was of Jesus, the Christ, the “Middle C” at Calvary.
He’s right there in the middle of whatever you’re coming through and you can either mock Him and deny Him, as if He has no power to save you or to help you right now, where you are, or you can trust Him to bring you through this moment.
“Today, you will be with me in paradise.”
Even to the point of the excruciating pain of the cross, there is relief, rescue, and restoration.