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  • Writer's pictureGracie Berney

Christ is with us

Updated: Nov 29, 2021

From the day we are born, to the day we leave earth, our life is governed by seasons of change, but there is someone always present and never changing and He is Christ.


Hello friend and welcome back to another post. For the last couple posts, I have focused on gratitude. However, I'd like to change the subject for the next couple weeks and bring it back to the center of it all: Jesus. He is the reason for the season!


I was talking to one of my sisters recently and we ended up talking about some of the changes that we go through in life. After the conversation, I couldn't help but think about the fact that our entire life is in fact full of changes.


From the day we are born, to the day we leave earth, our life is governed by seasons of change. What's interesting though, is a lot of us go through life dreading change. While I can relate to this dread feeling, I want to remind you of the fact that through all the seasons of change we will experience in this life, there is one person that will always be with us and that is Jesus Christ. Not only is He with us, but His love for us will never change.


John 3:16 is one of the most known verses of the Bible. The sad truth about that verse is that even though a lot of people know it by heart, they have never taken the time to understand the words. The verse states: "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."


The creator of the entire universe, loved you so much that He sent His only son to die for you so you would have everlasting life. Not only that, but in the next verse, we see that His motive is not to condemn the world, but instead to provide salvation to all who needs it.


Have you truly experienced the unchanging love of God? I ask because, when you truly do, you will begin to see life differently.


Let me get personal for a bit. Over the last year, God has been really teaching me more about his unchanging/steadfast love towards us. The first few verses of Isaiah 43 holds some of the most precious reminders about the unchanging and steadfast love of Christ.


"But now thus saith the Lord that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine. When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee."


Please notice two things about the verses above. First is, Christ has promised to always be with us regardless of the season of life we are going through (waters, rivers, fire). Second, changes in life are guaranteed. Yes you read that right. Changes are going to come whether you want them to or not.


Notice the word 'when' in the verses. When is signifying that it is only a matter of time.


Perhaps you are currently in a season of change and you're wondering where everyone is at? The thing about change is that sometimes while we are going through it, everyone else around us isn't experiencing the same thing, or ready to go through it with us. This is usually evident from the response of those around us.


However, I want to remind and encourage you this week that Christ is with you no matter the season of change you're currently experiencing. Hold fast to His truths and promises and sooner or later, your life will be an encouragement to others.


Conclusion

As we enter the month of December, we approach the close of a year and the start of a new. I just want to remind you that Christ is with you. What changes are you currently going through? Or what changes do you need to make but are dreading. The love of Christ is enough to support you through any season you are or will be facing.


Quick Prayer

Dear Jesus, thank you for your reminder about your promise to be with me no matter the season of life I'm currently in. As I transition into the season of Christmas, help me to keep my eyes on you. Father, I ask that you will be a light and strength to everyone that is going through a difficult season right now. In Jesus' name. Amen.


Stay Blessed

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