Reading: Hebrews 1: 1-12
Verse Eleven: “You remain the same, your years will never end”.
Our passage from Hebrews speaks of the eternal and Christ’s place upon the throne. Both are timeless. In the passage there is the intertwining of the past and the future as well. Over all of this and over all of creation, Jesus reigns. Verse eight says, “Your throne… will last for ever and ever”. He was there at the creation of all things and He will be there into forever.
Creation and all that is created, however, is limited. There is a time span to all crated things – the sun, moon and stars, the mountains and oceans, you and me. We are reminded of this in verse eleven: “They will perish”. This idea of our finite nature seems appropriate as we come to the end of a year today. Tomorrow will be the start of 2018. There is some excitement in seeing a new year and there is some value in taking stock of our past year, but in reality Monday will be much like today in many aspects. It is much like the difference I felt when I was 48 years and 364 days and how I felt when I was 49 years old. In many ways, life simply goes on. So too does God.
God was there in the beginning and will be there today and tomorrow. In fact, He will be there forever. And He will remain faithful and true and loving each and every day. Verse twelve sums it up nicely: “You remain the same, your years will never end”. God’s love for you and me will remain the same today, tomorrow, and into forever. So as we begin a new year, let us rejoice in our God who remains the same always – loving us dearly, calling us His children, saving us by His mercy and grace. Thank you God!