Change: It is said that change is the only constant in our world and we feel that on a daily basis. Whether it is changing mandates for coronavirus or the ever-changing political scene, change is …
Change: It is said that change is the only constant in our world and we feel that on a daily basis. Whether it is changing mandates for coronavirus or the ever-changing political scene, change is certainly inevitable in our world.
Some of us thrive on change and some abhor it but sooner or later we all get weary of it if there is constant change. We long for stability and the predictable. We desire some sense of normalcy in our lives. And more in our current culture than ever before.
We just want something, or someone, we can count on that is a constant or unchanging. We long for something, or someone, that we can trust for stability and that steadfastness that holds us like an anchor.
Trusting in people many times leaves us disappointed because in our humanness, our incompleteness, we fail each other. Trusting in institutions and human authorities often leaves us wanting.
Trusting in our wealth and our own stability leaves us uneasy as well. It can also be fleeting.
But there is one entity, one person, who never leaves us guessing. He never changes.
He is just, faithful, loving and we can count on him to be the same yesterday, today and tomorrow.
Hebrews 13:6-8 says, “Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, ‘Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.’ So we say with confidence, ‘The Lord is my helper: I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?’
“Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever.”
We can take heart and have confidence in Jesus. Unlike our own wealth or earthly leaders which will disappoint and constantly change, Jesus is the one steadfast and unchanging anchor who can hold our lives together.
So let us take confidence in him. Let us cling to him. We can trust him. We can count on him each and every day.
(Jon Allen is the associate pastor at Grace Point.)