People may change, but God does not change.
When Jesus came, He revealed His Father’s glory and brought glory to His Father. This means one of the main purposes of Jesus coming is to manifest God’s glory and to bring glory to His Father. John 1:14b says, “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.”
Before He went to the cross, He prayed: John 17:4-6 I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished the work which You have given Me to do. 5 And now, O Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was. Jesus revealed the grace and truth about God in what He taught. What He said and did were one. He is consistent in every regard. Jesus also revealed the grace and truth about God in His works of mercy, kindness, and helpfulness that He did.
For example: In Mark 6:32-44, Jesus was moved with compassion when He saw the multitude because they were like sheep without a Shepherd. Thus, He fed the 5,000 people. On one occasion He gave this invitation to the tired and weary. Matthew 11:28-30 “Come to Me, all you who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”
Yes, Jesus was full of grace and truth. I hope you have experienced God's grace, love, and kindness in 2022. As you face another year, be thankful for last year’s life experiences and be courageous to face another year 2023. People may change, but God does not change.
Francis De Sales said: “Be not miserable about what may happen tomorrow. The same everlasting Father, who cares for you today, will care for you tomorrow and every day. Either He will shield you from suffering or He will give you unfailing strength to bear it.” All by grace. Happy New Year!