Monday, November 12, 2012

Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today, and forever

Church of the Most Holy Trinity, Augusta, Georgia--oldest Catholic Church in Georgia


Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.  Hebrews 13:8

Through the years, harmonious and happy living has been my desire for me and my family.  With diligence and a sense of purpose, I try to maintain a certain balance.  My home is a peaceful oasis in a chaotic world--most of the time.  Life goes smoothly--most of the time.  The everyday routine seems much the same--most of the time.  Until the expected happens:  auto accidents, illnesses, financial upsets, death.  Life is interrupted; peace is disrupted.

Changes occur.  It might be as simple and seamless as a new supervisor at work, or as profound and life-changng as the death of a loved one.  A child grows up and moves away from home.  One of my daughters is about to move 4500 miles away from here; I didn't see it coming.  I'm still reeling from that seismic change.

Oh, why can't life stay just as we like it, all the time?  We long for a type of heaven on earth.

Wise Solomon told us quite eloquently that "to every thing there is a season".  (see Ecclesiastes 3:1-8)

Then, besides change, what can we depend on?

We can depend on Jesus.  He does not change.  His plans for me have not changed.  My soul's destiny has not changed.  My circumstances and my perspective might change.  But, Jesus Christ is unchangeable.  That essential reality remains constant. 

He is for all Eternity.  He is the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. (Revelation 1:8) 

God is the only unchanging variable in our lives.  I praise God that no matter what changes may come in my life, I can put my trust in Him.

Alpha and Omega symbol in
the Church of the Most Holy Trinity
 
 
May God bless you today.  Thank you for visiting Write Moments with God.  I hope you will come again.  I'd also love to hear from you.  You can add a comment below if you like, or write to me at writemoments@gmail.com
 
 
Now, I'd like to announce the winner of last week's book give-away.  Congratulations to Kathleen Belongea who will be receiving one of Ann Tatlock's books.  I'd like to thank you all on behalf of me and Ann for making the monthly Christian author feature a success.  We had well over 200 visitors.  Blessings to you.  May God be with you.

10 comments:

  1. This post was especially meaningful to me, as we have had a major unexpected change in our lives. Larry lost his job last Thursday. No notice - no explanation. God is faithful.

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    1. God is faithful, as you say. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I suppose one of the hardest things about that is the "no notice--no explanation" after all of the years of a job well done. Larry will hear "well-done" from the Master even if it doesn't come on earth. Peace be with you. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. You are so right, the only thing in life for sure is change. But, halleluiah the Lord we serve is unchanging. Glory be to God!

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    1. Yes, all glory to Him. Thanks for your comment.

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  3. Thanks for sharing Rose.

    I fully understand how you feel because, as you know, our son just moved to Alberta, which is over 3000 miles from home.

    Oh the questions that filled our minds when he announced his decision: how will Hannah get around to work, groceries, doctor's appointment, etc? She doesn't drive. How will she get Aidan John to the sitter's?

    We knew his going away would alter the comfort zone in our lives, we also knew that God had a plan for Terrence's life. He said so in Jer 29:11ff. And that plan is still in place because God hasn't changed.

    We had to learn to depend on - and have faith in - Him. I'm not saying it's easy to live 3000 miles apart, but He's given us a peace that helps in the tough times.

    I'll be sure to pray for your family regarding this move. God bless.

    Hugs

    Renee-Ann

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    1. Thank you so much Renee-Ann for your encouraging words from your own experience. I like how you wrote "God has a plan". Your prayers are much appreciated. Blessings to you and yours as well.

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  4. Thank you so much, Rose. Ann Tatlock has contacted me. So appreciative! Kathleen

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  5. It was really my pleasure. It's so much fun sharing the good news and introducing people to my friends. Enjoy your new friend. Let me know how you like the book you chose.

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  6. Thank you Rose for reminding us that change is a growing matter.The opportunity to grow in God's peace.

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  7. The opportunity to grow in all that is HE--as He increases and we decrease. For me it's good to remember He is the Alpha and the Omega.

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