Are longing for consistency? Are you looking for solid footing in the midst of unceasing change? Do you look for someone you can count on in the middle of the storm? Do you know there is someone who can be your rock and never changes?
We wake up each morning wondering what change will happen today. We make plans and wonder if they will come to fruition. It seems each day brings on a new challenge. A new twist is thrown our way and we must adapt or determine a way around it.
We are faced with an ever-changing world, an ever-changing environment. New disruptions occur, if not daily, at least weekly. Reflect for just a moment on all the changes you have seen over the past few months. We can think of several within the blink of an eye.
We may think of the rising cost of living, protests against this or that, an ongoing war, hungry children, a vehicle that needs unexpected repairs, or changes being made within our professions. The list seems to be never ending when we spend a little time thinking about it.
There is One we can count on to be consistent day after day. He has been the same for thousands of years, He is the same today, and he will be the same forever. Jesus is the same. His message has not changed. His example has not changed. His expectations have not changed.
His message is a message of love. It is a message of respect. It is a message of obedience. It is a message of eternal glory. His expectation is to follow Him, follow His example. Jesus has not commanded us to do anything He did not do Himself.
I pray we all rely on Jesus to be our perfect example. I pray we decide to follow Him. I pray each one of us will hold on to Him as our rock in the storm and as our unchanging Savior. Look to Jesus for stability. Seek to know Him. Follow His example. Obey His teachings. Know He is the same throughout history and eternity.
Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.