We have four children. Each of those children are now grown. They were born into this world as infants. They grew to be toddlers, pre-school, elementary, junior and then senior high students. All along the way they changed. They grew up, they filled out and each of them today are fully matured.
Before Wayland and Kandis remodeled their home, they had a certain place where each year their children’s height was recorded. Wayland notched a new place each year. They have grown and matured into young adults today.
We expect to see a change in our children. We see them grow physically, mentally, emotionally and socially. It is only normal for children to do this. If there is some kind of problem, however, they may not develop as they should. As much as we desire to see a change, it just doesn’t happen.
Therefore, change is good...at least in some areas. The Hebrew writer informs us, "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever" (Hebrews 13:8 NASB). In a world that is constantly changing, it is comforting to have something to hold on to that does not change. Jesus Christ, our God, never changes. He is the same today as when He walked with His chosen Apostles. The things He said and did then have not changed. He is our anchor that holds us fast. He is reliable when others are not. He is always there, just a prayer away. He speaks to each of us today through His Word. The promises He made all came true and one last one will at the end of time—He’ll come to take the faithful home (Jn. 14:1-6).
Isn’t it comforting to know that when things around you are unraveling that there is hope? But this hope is for those who are willing to surrender their will to that of Jesus Christ. He is the One who gives hope because of His resurrection from the dead (Rom. 1:4).
The amazing thing about our God is that, He is capable and willing to take a life that is engulfed in sin and offer redemption through His Son, Jesus. No matter what a person has done, there is hope! No matter what life-style one now lives, they can change because of the One who never changes. What a powerful message for all of us.
In the midst of your busy, hectic life, I do hope you are seeking Jesus. He so desires for you to obey Him. Are you willing to change for the changeless One?