It is a time of great change.

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

It is a time of great change. We are now well into the spring season—probably the season most noted for dramatic change. Winter in Georgia is cold and gray and dark and wet. Spring, on the other hand, is bright and colorful and warm (and also wet, at least most of the time).  Other things change as well. For instance, our perspective tends to change as we grow older. With maturity our way of thinking generally varies from the way we thought about things when we were younger.  Our physical status changes, too (now it is getting personal!). As we age, we usually face more health crises—or at least we discover many aches and pains and discomforts and maladies that are completely new for us.  Everything changes.

Change can be frightening. When we are used to a certain pattern, or a certain schedule, or a certain outlook, or a certain sense of physical well being, any deviation from normal can be disconcerting. For the most part, human beings are creatures of habit. We like to be comfortable, and that comfort most often comes from familiarity, whether that familiarity is with a season or a belief system or even our own existence. But reality is that everything tends to change.

The writer of Hebrews, quoted above, reminds us that there are some things that do not change. These are the most important things, too.  While everything else in our world seems to be changing at an exhausting rate, we can rest assured that the foundation of our lives—and of our hope—never changes. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Whatever else may come our way, we can find peace in this great truth. Praise God for what he continues to give to us through his son.


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