We live in a world that is constantly changing. Two years ago, I needed a new mobile phone because I cracked the old screen [why couldn’t it be replaced?]; recently I needed a new one because the sim card stopped working [why was I advised a new phone would be a better option than a replacement sim card?]. Are these things happening because technology moves on so swiftly that the ‘new’ quickly becomes ‘old’ and ‘out-of-date’? I find getting a new phone up and running quite stressful; each upgrade demands that I start learning things all over again – plus, I’m just not good with change! Of course, I’m old enough to remember when many families [ours included] didn’t even have a landline, and when local mail, posted in the morning, was delivered in the afternoon by second post!
A.W. Tozer writes, “Because change is everywhere round us at all times on this earth and among human beings, it is difficult for us to grasp the eternal and unchanging nature and person of [Messiah Yahshua].” I began my journey with Yahshua when I was four years old, which amounts to a privileged lifetime spent with Him. He has never changed, although I have changed repeatedly as I have grown up, matured, found my place in His work – and changed - and changed! It is in our nature, and very healthy, that we do so; it is in His nature that He does not. Yahshua is so perfect and so complete in Himself, He moves smoothly with us through all our life-changes, grows in our understanding as we mature, and continues to be everything that we need. He never needs an upgrade; He never needs further training to work more efficiently; He is never ‘out-of-date’!
This wonderful Person who is exalted and important beyond our understanding, is also warm, compassionate and approachable. He has been my Friend since I confided my first baby worries to Him, and He becomes more real and precious as I continue to walk with Him. He is a rock of stability and hope, He can be trusted completely, He is our safety, our future, and our eternal reward.
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