August 07 – Unchangeable Among Change

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” – Hebrews 13:8 (NASB)

Think for a moment about the changes in your life over the past twenty years. Then the past ten or even five years? Much has changed hasn’t it? Things change in our lives and there is little we can do about much of the change. The only thing we can do is adjust to the changes. “Times change” is the excuse for many changes we make in our own lives. The reasons are many. Can we identify the causes? Sometimes we can but most times we can only speculate because unconnected events and forces bring about changes. Who could have predicted the changes in global life that a pandemic would bring? But amongst all the changes in our lives, we have a promise of one who is unchangeable. Jesus Christ never changes. He is the same always, yesterday, today and forever. ‘Yesterday’ relates to the work of Jesus as our mediator on earth which is proclaimed and confirmed to us by those who saw, heard, and worked with Him. ‘Today’ refers to the intercessory work Jesus performs in heaven, where he represents the believer in God’s presence. ‘Forever’ pertains to the priesthood of Christ. He is our priest forever.