How life changes

By Chris Craig, First Baptist Church Senior Pastor

Can you believe it is already June?

It seems like it was yesterday when we faced the great Lincoln Parish blizzard. We were literally snowed in from Monday Feb. 15 through Saturday the 20th.

For those of you who don’t know, this is in Ruston, Louisiana. Ruston, Louisiana! Now we are entering hurricane season, and 100-degree weather. Times change!

Speaking of change, think about how much things have changed in the last twelve months. This time last year we were still in the heart of the pandemic. Although we had a little more freedom personally, we were still pretty limited. Now we have a fairly normal life again.

Twelve months ago, Donald Trump was president, now Joe Biden is. Twelve months ago gas prices were pretty low, now they are inching back up.

Sadly, many of us can go back a year and see that we have lost people we have loved. Maybe it was through divorce, or a move. Maybe it was through death. Times change.

I think what I crave, and what many of you desire is consistency. We want things to be steady, and for the change to be minimum. But change is a part of life, and often times a healthy part of it (would you still want to be snowed in today?). So where can we find consistency and no change that is real and healthy? I will tell you we can find that in very, very few places. But there is one place we can.

In Hebrews 13:8 the Bible says, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever!” Wow!

The same Jesus you see in the Bible is the same today. He has been the same, and always will be the same, forever!

Folks, memorize that verse and hold it dear to your heart. Jesus is just as loving, just as strong, and just as perfect today as He was 2,000 years ago. And He will never change!

Hold on to this verse, and better yet, hold on to Jesus! He is the one perfectly consistent thing in your life that will never change. Anchor your life to Him!

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