Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
Time and Eternity
A popular theme of science fiction productions is traveling back into the past or jumping ahead into the future. Even if that were possible, the reality is that people can only be at one place at one time.
But at every moment in time, “Jesus Christ is . . .” Our glorified Savior Christ is King over time because he is not bound by it. “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”
“Jesus Christ is the same . . .” That means the message delivered by Jesus, the eternal Son of God, will not need to be morphed or reformatted for another time or place. The message is the same. The truth of his words stand firm forever.
“Jesus Christ is the same . . .” That means the reassuring comfort of his presence is the same for every person in every part of the world at every point in time. Every believer, including the saints in glory can say, “Jesus is with me.”
“Jesus Christ is the same . . .” That means his death on that one day in history gave the gift of God’s forgiveness to all people of yesterday, today, and tomorrow. The Savior who was with Adam and Eve is the Savior who died for them. The Savior who appeared to Moses is the Savior who died for him. The Savior who meets us in worship is the Savior who died for us.
And when we meet this Jesus Christ, the King of Glory, on the last day, he will not need to time travel. He will be the same Jesus who had come in time to live, die, rise, and then ascend into heaven (see Acts 1:11). His words, presence, forgiveness, and love will be forever the same. “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”
Jesus, I am greatly encouraged and comforted knowing you are unchanging. I can count on your unchanging word, your continual presence, your daily forgiveness, and your eternal love. Through all the changing experiences of my life, lead me on the sure and certain way to the glory you have prepared for me. Amen.
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