Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 13:8(ESV)
On the kitchen table is candy left over from the holiday. There are only a few packs of Caramel M & Ms. They are the only inhabitants of the candy bowl because either no one likes them or no one is brave enough to try them. I have been passing that bowl for a week however today I decided I was going to give those M & Ms a try.
As I chewed the candy, I had two thoughts. First, I do not like them and second, why is it we are never happy with something the way it is? M & Ms whether plain or peanut are wonderful, so why did someone decide it needed to be changed?
I think it is because as humans we are always trying to improve things. This is a good trait on the whole, because we are always striving to make things faster, safer and easier. It is in our DNA to strive for improvement and innovation. However, we cannot seem to accept that some things do not need to be improved or changed. Some things are perfect and exactly what we need.
From the beginning, man has tried to “improve and reinvent” God. We try to make him what we want him to be. We want God to be silent and us to have all the say. If we determine what is right and wrong, then we are not sinful. If we discount the creation, the flood and call it fiction then the rest of the Bible is no longer relevant. We teach Science in our schools and churches that strive to explain God’s beautiful purposeful creation into a reaction of chemicals and exploding planets. That you are an extraordinary accident of primordial goo. We take Jesus’s teaching and contort his message of love and call it hate so we are free to hate everything God loves.
Unfortunately, we accept much of it and soft serve it in churches. Man strives to make God easier, more socially acceptable so that we choose what part of his word to believe, obey and share. Where the Church and the teachings of Jesus once framed society, we now find ourselves conforming to the desires of society.
Since the beginning, God has remained the same. No matter what society, science, schools, compromising churches or the media present, claim or teach, the truth remains unchanged. This should be a comfort. Life is ever changing, what is true today may not be tomorrow. Who we are with today, may not be with us tomorrow. No matter what happens in our lives, in this world, in politics, in science or next door, God is the same yesterday, today and forever. Instead of trying to change God to fit what we want and what makes life easy, we should be looking to improve and change ourselves to be as Jesus. God’s love for us and his creation has not faded. His Word is still relevant today, his message of true love is for all. He proves his love through the gift of grace, forgiveness and salvation found only in true repentance, and the acceptance of Jesus and the full Word of God.
Typist for Jesus