Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 13:8
Jesus is unchangeable. He lives and reigns today without any change in personality since the days when He personally reached out in compassion to the weak and sinful and offered new life to the crushed and defeated. He remains the saving God. Glory be to His name!
But a distorted application can be made of His unchangeable nature. Some may picture Jesus in long robes and beard and cannot imagine the changeless Christ understanding computers or modern society and so dismiss Him from modern life. Or an inactive church member, knowing that Jesus never changes, believes that his childhood introduction to God was complete and considers any further religion repetitious or unnecessary.
It is a sad mistake to believe that Jesus is timeless but to forget that He is also timely. The words of Christ gave startling light to the world in which He lived, and they hold penetrating truth also today. The life and cross of Jesus, which offered amazing pardon to the first Christians, do the same today. Christ is not behind us but always before us. The closer we follow the more will we marvel at His infinite truth and grace, which apply to any world in any generation. Christ never changes. He is always timely and timeless.
PRAYER: O Thou who changest not, abide with me. Amen.
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