Hebrews 13:8 – Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
Have you ever been walking barefoot through a darkened room, and stumped your toe really hard? Oh, how that hurts. Either you were not aware of where things were on the floor, or you may have been in too much of a hurry. Either way, it really hurts. Whether it as you that changed, or the arrangement of things in the room, something changed that led you to that injury.
But in our Lord, in Jesus Christ, such is not the case. He never changes. Stop for a moment and think about what that means. It’s not talking about appearance, location of manifest presence, or the level of power He manifests. It’s talking about Who He is, what He desires, His plan of redemption, or His love for mankind. All that is Who He is, and that never changes. And it is BECAUSE that never changes that He is so precious to the believer.
How much changes all about you every day. Think for a moment about the world in which we live. People are traveling all about us, all over the planet, at speeds and in manners that were thought impossible less than a century past. We find ourselves engaged in activities that a century ago had not even been imagined. The speed with which we communicate across the globe today exceeds that which was imagined even after I was born. The tools, concepts, and methods of task performance today is far beyond what most people had conceived even a quarter century ago. And with all that, the pressures, distractions, and potential destructiveness in the world about us has likewise increased, exponentially. Think of this; in an age when men aught to be living long, prosperous, health-filled lives, we still battle life expectancies in some nations of well under 70-years. In many places, poverty is rampant. And at this point in the history of man, there are people who are working to create new elements of disease, and some of them are doing so for the purpose of destroying human beings (it’s called biological warfare). We are living in a world filled with chaos.
But in all that, there is Jesus Christ. King of kings, Lord of lords, first born Son of God, Prince of Peace, Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, and He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. He is unchanging in person, purity, purpose, pleasure, and power. He is still God, still righteous, still building His church, still operating in all He does by faith, and still able to do all things for those who believe. So, refuse to be moved by the world’s chaos; politics, racism, homosexuality, abortion, anti-Christian sects, and the violence that pervades it all. Look steadfastly to Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today, and forever.
Manna for Today – Genesis 1:1; Malachi 3:6; Romans 3:4; Hebrews 6:18; Hebrews 12:1-3