Everlasting

Jesus Christ – the same tomorrow as He was yesterday and today.  Our hope for everlasting joy rests on this relationship.

Our promised redemption on oath and absolute certainty, ratified by blood on the cross, and now we place our entire faith and hope on Him.

Unchanging – a Saviour only to sinners – those lost, those farthest away from God and hope – inspiring them through the Holy Spirit.

Our faith and hope and knowledge all ultimately depend on a person who is infinitely worthy of trust – because he is absolutely and eternally unchanging in his being, perfections, purposes, and promises. – Grudem

We all experience those moments in life when the only consolation we have is to hold on to that unchanging hand of God.  As much as change can be exciting and maybe even desirable at times, it also can be accompanied by failure, loss of health, death of loved ones, and old age.  The soul of a person can find no better haven of rest than in the unchanging Jesus.  He is the north star in the heavens, shining the brightest in the darkness, an unchanging hope in a world of troubles.

The unchanging character of Jesus also means that everything surrounding Him is also changeless.  The gospel, the plan of redemption, His relationship with the Church – it’s government, doctrine, purpose and hope – all are changeless.  His purposes, great love, assurance of resurrection and eternal life – all the same.

So we give Jesus our total commitment – we place our hope completely on Him and His grace.

Jesus, our unchanging rock, immutable hope, firm foundation – the one whom we place our trust, forever.

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

Brian Doerksen, Everlasting

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