In high school, I did a science project on electricity. Now let me be upfront, science and math are not my forte. For this experience, I was encouraged to explore electricity and the possibilities of it creating energy that could regenerate. That project was not my best work, but it did lead me on a path to explore the realities of thermodynamics and the laws of entropy. Whether it be electricity or the stars in the sky, the laws of nature reveal that the world is slowing down and death is a reality.
Beyond power degradation and death, our world is constantly changing. People age. Kingdoms fall. Islands disappear. Mountains crumble. Kids grow up and leave home. Loved ones die. Nations rise. Change is unavoidable. What if, in the midst of constant change, you could look to a constant?
A compass relies on the true north. A mariner needs an anchor. Similarly, we must build our life upon and rest in the constant presence of Jesus. Hebrews 13:8 reveals that Jesus is the same today that He was two thousand years ago. He is immutable. He is reliable. He is our anchor. He is the one constant that we can trust when everything else will fade.
What difference does that make in your life? For me, it gives me hope and security. For you, it can and should offer peace in any storm. For all of us, it should lead us away from identifying with and trusting temporary and instead relying on God for all things.
He is better than our circumstances and any fading glory. He is worthy of our praise and deserving of our trust. He is able to complete any mission and has promised to keep His promises made toward you and all humanity.
Take joy and comfort today in knowing that Jesus can heal. Jesus doesn’t change. Jesus wants to shine through your scars and your success to give glory to the Father. Rest today in this truth that impacts how you view yourself and the world around you. Truly it can reframe your politics, your family, and your future. Commit to build your life on Him and now on things that are subject to entropy and decay.