Monday, April 30, 2012

Yesterday, Today and Forever

Jesus Christ is the same 
yesterday, today, and forever. 
Hebrews 13:8

When everything around me is swirling
and it seems like I can't count 
on anything to stay the same, 
I am grateful for this great truth.
"On Christ the solid rock I stand,
all other ground is sinking sand..."

When Jesus said that He was the 
Way, the Truth and the Life,
He was announcing a new grid for viewing the world.
His worldview is based on the stability of His nature.
Because Truth is a Person who doesn't change--
not a concept or a philosophy that is ever evolving-- 
we can navigate through life on solid ground.
There are many ways we can view our world;
our responsibility is to call nothing true 
until we are confident it lines up with His word.
It is always easy to be a modernist; 
It is always simple to fall; 
there are an infinity of angles at which one falls, 
only one at which one stands. 

To have fallen into any one of the fads 
would indeed have been obvious and tame. 
But to have avoided them all 
has been one whirling adventure; 
the heavenly chariot 
thundering through the ages, 
the dull heresies sprawling and prostrate, 
the wild truth reeling but erect.
GK Chesterton
The angle which keeps one standing 
is rooted in the unchangeable nature of Christ. 
The "wild truth" never changes.
Time doesn't alter it.
We don't change the compass because it is outdated.
We don't change the compass because, really,
everyone should determine north for themselves.
Truth is the same yesterday, today and forever. 
On Christ the solid rock I stand.
Yesterday, today and forever.

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