“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” -Hebrews 13: 8
When I opened the bible to read this text it begins with the title “Concluding Exhortations”. It made me laugh a little, like Paul is really going to bring it home in this final portion, more than he had in the earlier in this sermon to the Hebrews. Paul is nothing if not clear about how it is that we are to live among God’s faithful people, what our response to God’s faithfulness should be, and that we should offer praise to God in the community of faith that gathers. So I wonder, where do you find yourself living into this sermon and where can we strive to do better? Verse 8 tells us that “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever”, what does that mean to you, knowing that you have a Savior who is unwavering in love and grace for you, and in turn how does that manifest itself in your relationships today (with God, self and others)?