Change happens to everyone, and that’s why we need an unchanging Savior.
byJun 5, 2017
Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beersheba, and there he called on the name of the Lord, the Eternal God. Genesis 21:33 (NIV)
Life has brought a lot of changes in the last six years. My husband changed jobs. We moved to the South, when I’d always pictured myself in the North. We added more kids to our family and welcomed two beautiful grandchildren. And we bought a twelve-passenger van to fit everyone inside!
Six years ago John and I had no idea how our life was about to change. And I have no idea what the next six years will hold. Change happens to everyone, and that’s why we need an unchanging Savior. “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever,” we read in Hebrews 13:8 (NIV).
The Lord Whom you read about in the Old Testament and New Testament is the same Lord involved in your life today. Jesus-in-you is still all-sufficient, merciful, and powerful. He still longs to feed the hungry, comfort the hurting, provide rest to the weary and peace to the restless.
Sometimes it’s easier to love and trust the Jesus in the Bible than to love and trust the Jesus Who is in us and Who actively wants to be involved in our lives. After all, we can read the outcomes of Bible stories. We can be observers, rather than part of the cast. Yet in all the ways Jesus wanted to work then, He desires to work now. God’s Word isn’t just a book about learning about Jesus. It’s a book about learning how Jesus can also work in your life if you allow Him.
Faith Step: Take time today to read through some of your favorite Bible stories. What attributes of our Lord do you see in those stories? Make a list; then think of your life. What attributes of Jesus do you need to cling to today?