He loves change.
I prefer familiarity.
He will try anything fresh and new.
I prefer to stay in my comfort zone.
For instance, my husband enjoys finding a new path to get from point A to point B. I want to drive the same route over and over. He thrives on traveling new roads and timing the distances. I prefer to take my time and enjoy the view. Honestly, we live thirty minutes from church, and I believe we have traveled every road from here to there and new ones coming home. 🙂
Some people like change. Others prefer the known path. However, I am grateful for the message of Hebrews 13:8 “Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever.” (NIV)
The truth is our world will change. Our tribe will change. Our circumstances change. Our friendships change. You change. I change. But God will never change. The God of the Old Testament is the same God of today. He will be the same God in the future. God is eternally changeless. He will always be the same.
This means the Creator who breathed life into Adam and Eve breathes life into you and me.
This means that the God who rescued Noah and his family, He knows how to rescue you and me and your family. He is a God of rescue.
The God who made a covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob is the God who makes His promises to you and me.
The God who was with Joseph in a pit, is the same God who is with you in your pit. Just as God was with Joseph in the jailhouse, He is the same God who is with you in your emotional jailhouse. The God who placed Joseph in the palace is the same God who can move you into your place of influence. The God who turned good from evil in Joseph’s life is the same God who will still turn what man meant for evil into good.
The God who directed Moses to set His people free has the same power to set you free.
The God who used Joshua to conquer Jericho is the same God who wants to conquer your enemies.
The God who led Deborah, Gideon, and Samson, as they judged His people, is the same God who is just and fair and true today.
The God who used Zerubbabel, Ezra, and Nehemiah to rebuild their homeland of Israel, is the same God that can rebuild the brokenness in your life.
The God who sent his son to pay the penalty for our sins; has covered our sins of past, present, and future.
He is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow!
I am grateful for a husband who loves change. This keeps our marriage interesting. I am even more thankful for my heavenly Father who will never change. Whether you are one who prefers a little change or one who needs familiarity, we all can rest assured that Jesus is the same in our past, present and future.