I know this happens in families everywhere, but this summer is crazy in the Pearson house.
With two graduations, one marriage and one kid leaving for college in another state, things are a little hectic here. In the midst of all these happy times, and new beginnings and celebrations, I was reminded that this summer will not be all rosy for everyone.
As I am writing this, a dear sweet family is preparing to say a final goodbye to a husband and father, a man that was called Pops by his family. Another family is being torn asunder by the ravages of divorce.
So, this summer will not be remembered as fondly for some as for others.
What is the common theme through all this? Is it that all these events, whether tragic or joyous, are a part of what we have to come to expect out of life here on earth? For some, maybe so.
Is it that the best way to face these situations is with the company of good friends who will love you no matter what? The obvious answer here is yes as well.
I think, however, there is another answer that I want to look at today.
The writer of Hebrews penned this in Hebrews 13:8, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.”
In the midst of life changes, whether good or bad, for those of us who believe in Jesus Christ, there is an answer, and that answer is Jesus.
I don’t mean that in a trite way, or a simplistic way that says, ‘Jesus is the answer to everything. Whatever your question, Jesus is the answer.’ While that is true, this verse helps point out that fact.
In the midst of your troubles, when you think that no one has ever seen the trouble that you are having, Jesus has been through worse.
In fact, the Apostle John wrote in John 1:14, ‘And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.’ And then again in Hebrews 4:15, ‘For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.’
Jesus knew the hurt and pain of death, He was a man of sorrow and compassion, but he also knew the joy of weddings and celebrations.
In the yesterdays of good times and happiness, Jesus is there, in the todays, He is here, and in forever, He will never change. In the midst of trials or celebrations, call on Jesus, look to Him to be with you, all the way!
We would love to have you come join us on Sundays as we worship the Lord together.