How does a famous hymn put it:
“Great is thy faithfulness, O God my Father;
there is no shadow of turning with thee;
thou changest not, thy compassions, they fail not;
as thou hast been thou forever will be.”
Today’s reading from 1 Chronicles 17:1-27 tells a whole different story:
As long as God’s people wander through the desert, God wanders with them. As God’s people settle down in the promised land, God settles down with them. And the stories go on and on…
A God who is constantly with God’s people must be constantly changing. That is how people are.