September 16, 2007
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 13:8
Not so long ago, I read a newspaper editorial. It said, "The world is too big for us. Too much going on, too many crimes, too much violence and excitement. . .It's an incessant strain to keep pace -- and still, you lose ground. Science empties its discoveries on you so fast that you stagger beneath them in hopeless bewilderment..... Everything is high pressure. Human nature can't endure much more!" Are you surprised if I tell you that the article was published in The Atlantic Journal on June 16, 1833--more than 160 years ago?
What I'm trying to say is that people don't change. Technology may make the world more advanced, but people remain the same from one year to another. Our hopes, our dreams, our sins, and our worries are always the same. Oh, there's one other thing that's the same. That's our Lord. His love for us and His presence by our side are the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. In this "high pressure" world, it's a pretty big comfort to know He's around.
From a devotion originally written for "By the Way"
THE PRAYER: Dear Lord, I find comfort in the knowledge that You will always be there, constant and unchanging. You are always there to provide hope for those with faith. Please help me to live a life full of thanksgiving for the salvation You have brought. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
Pastor Ken Klaus
Speaker emeritus of The Lutheran Hour®
Lutheran Hour Ministries