Saturday, August 29, 2015

Consistency Amidst Inconsistency - Martin Wiles

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

She was the most inconsistent person I’d ever met…but she was my boss. 

In an office predominantly stocked by females, I was only the third male ever hired. For that, I was appreciative. I needed the job. I soon discovered, however, that each day would be different. I was hired for a particular position but didn’t occupy that spot until months later. Rather, I was put in another position, then another, and then another. From day to day, I never knew what my duties might entail. 

One day, I might be a teller, the next a cleaner upper, and the next a supervisor. Nor did I ever know what type of mood my boss would be in when she arrived at the office. One day, she might be playful and humorous and the next morose and serious. Working for her was a challenge because of her inconsistency.  

Due to the day of Pentecost and the birth of the church, the first century was changing also. No longer were Jewish customs and ceremonies needed or required. Early apostles were simply saying a person needed to trust in the crucified and resurrected Christ. 

Technology has brought a constant flow of change in my life. No sooner do I learn to maneuver one smart phone than another comes out and I have to learn all over again. As soon as I get comfortable with one computer operating system, it is changed to look and function in a different way.

Thankfully, among all life’s variables there is a constant variable: Jesus Christ. Belief in his sacrifice on Calvary was my path to salvation initially, and I don’t have to fear he’ll change the way. Faith was sufficient in the beginning, and it will be in the end. He isn’t fickle as I and others often are. He doesn’t keep me guessing about whether he and I are on good terms. 

In an ever changing world, Christ is the only constant. Trusting in him will never lead me in the wrong direction. Is he your constant?

Prayer: Father, we thank You that the way to You will never change.

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