Read Hebrews 13:8 (ESV)
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
How do you handle the constant changes in life?
The Greek philosopher Heraclitus is credited as saying, “The only thing that is constant is change.” And in this world, it certainly seems true on the surface. People change as they grow, jobs change, friendships change, addresses change, churches change, health changes, income changes, information and expertise changes, etc. Some people enjoy all of the changes and find them exciting. But for many of us, it causes a sense of instability to have the sands constantly shifting beneath our feet. We are tired and weary of the endless changes. We just want to have something we can count on.
The good news is that Heraclitus wasn’t entirely correct. It turns out there is a constant in this world. Scripture tells us that God is still who He has always been and Jesus Christ is still who He always said He was - God. The Gospel of John says, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind” (John 1:1-4, NIV). Jesus was with God in the beginning. He is the Creator and He is eternal. Jesus Christ was in eternity past, He’s in eternity present, and He’ll still be there in eternity future.
While information and the words of the world fluctuate, Jesus Himself said, “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away” (Matthew 24:35, ESV). Jesus also said that people who are wise will build their lives on His Word because building on anything else is like building on the sand (Matthew 7:24-27). His Word is a rock and a sure foundation. A constant in a world where change is the only other thing you can count on.
Friends, I don’t know what changes you are facing in your life right now. Regardless, you can experience peace if you have placed your faith in Christ. He is the only thing in your life that never changes. And because of that, you can count on Him, friends. He is our constant.
Jesus, thank You for being a rock and a sure foundation in my life. I am so grateful that no matter what changes are happening around me, I can count on You to stay the same. Thank You for Your faithfulness. Amen.
~ Pastor Nat Crawford
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