“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” — Hebrews 13:8
Leaves are green in the spring and summer, when days are longer with more sunlight. As summer fades and fall begins, trees produce less chlorophyll and hardwood trees suddenly have yellow, orange or red leaves. From Georgia to New York, mountain resorts are filled with people in the fall to see the brilliant colors of maple, oak, dogwood, hickory, birch and sweetgum trees. Those mountains produce some of the best hardwood timber in the world.
We live in a changing world where wood begins to rot soon after a limb falls off a tree, metal rusts unless it is treated or is covered with paint, and cloth unravels in time. Our homes need repairs because nothing stays new for long. And we understand the aging process, as we require more medicine and treatments to keep us going as the calendar and the years change everything about us.
As everything seems unstable, unpredictable and different daily, it is comforting to know that God is unchanging, never weakens and is always dependable. “In the beginning you laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands. They will perish, but you remain; they will all wear out like a garment. Like clothing you will change them and they will be discarded. But you remain the same, and your years will never end” (Psalm 102:25-27).
When Jesus stepped into the world, He lived a consistent life for 33 years. People saw someone always doing what He said. They saw incredible perfection every moment of every day. Nobody could ever match the words and deeds of the Savior back then, or what He will do in the days to come. “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever” (Hebrews 13:8).
— Bill Kent, Pastor of Memorial Baptist Church, Sylvania Georgia
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