Have you taken time to consider how much our daily lives have changed in the past few decades? We have experienced changes in transportation, communication, medicine, higher education, technology and the list goes on. We have gone from sending letters to sending texts and tweets. Instead of seeing telephone poles we see cell towers dotting our landscape. Kids playtime has become digital instead of physical. We can take college classes, shop for a pizza, and even date someone online without ever leaving our room.
There are times I get nostalgic and long for a slower and simpler age, don’t you? But change is inevitable and there is no way we can go back to the way things used to be. However, I am very thankful that in this world of constant flux there is one thing that will never change; and that is Jesus Christ. The Bible tells us in Heb. 13:8: “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever”. Also the book of Revelation tells us: “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, says the Lord, who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty” (Rev. 1:8). Our Lord is the one constant in a world of change. He will never get outdated. He will never become obsolete and He will never be traded in for a new and improved model. With all of the improvements that have been developed by the intelligence of man there is one thing that he has not been able to improve on: himself. Man is broke on the inside and hopelessly lost. He still needs a Savior to redeem him from his sins and Jesus is that Savior. He needs a constant friend to give him hope and help in life and Jesus is that Friend. Mankind still needs someone who will usher him into the presence of God for all of eternity and only Jesus can do that.
No matter how much the world around us may change we still have a changeless Christ for a changing world.
Pastor Stultz has been writing this weekly devotional for many years. In 2009, he published a compilation of devotionals in book form, also called Moments of Meditation