I am not a big fan of change. I get into my comfort zone and do not like to be removed from it. It makes me uncomfortable. Who likes to be uncomfortable?
The other day I was reading a post on Facebook about age. On this particular meme you would reflect on your youth and post how old you are concerning the era in which you grew up. In order to participate, I went back in time in my mind and reminisced about my childhood in the 70’s and 80’s. And I thought so much has changed in 20 years, let alone 40! I responded on their post, “I am Atari, Stretch Armstrong, drink from the hose, ride in the back of a pick-up truck without a seat belt, rotary phone, ride my bike all over the area until sundown, Ronald Reagan as President old.” As the years go by, many things change: The times change, people change, technology, electronics, & toys are more advanced. And as they try to invent things that make life more sociable and convenient, we get less sociable and so many things seem less convenient and more complicated. Maybe it is just me. Life will always change.
When it comes to the Lord, we always can rely on Him and His Word to never change. The inspired Hebrew writer states this about God, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever” (Hebrews 13:8). We can be strengthened and encouraged to know this eternal truth. Jesus was love from the beginning, and He will always be love (1 John 4:8). The Word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword... (Hebrews 4:12), it will be until He comes again. Jesus’ blood washes away the sins of obedient believers (Acts 2:38; Ephesians 1:7; Romans 6:1-5; 1 John 1:7); His blood is the agent that will always wash away sins until He comes again. God is everlasting and unchanging.
What about those in the world? Can they go from being a sinner to a saint? Can they be lost in sin to be found in God’s Grace? We do not have to look any further than at ourselves in how we were once lost and then saved by the Grace of God. It is easier to look at others in the world and think, “they would never change, never come to God in obedience” and avoid them. That is never for us to decide. It is our job as Christians to plant and water and allow the everlasting and unchanging God to give the growth (1 Corinthians 3:6). We were once lost and because the unchanging Word of Truth was planted in our lives, we are where we are today, saved. Let us do our best spiritually to get out of our comfort zones to plant the Seed, the Word of God in our communities.