“O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree!
How richly God has decked thee!
Thou bidst us true and faithful be,
And trust in God unchangingly.
O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree!
How richly God has decked thee!”
-O Christmas Tree
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” Hebrews 13:8
Jesus was the promise of the new covenant – a promise from a true and faithful God. He came into this world to transform it. Not only did He change history forever, but He continues to change each and every person who chooses to follow Him.Yet, despite of all the changing He does in the world and in us, He remains the same. All the promises of who He is are perfect and everlasting. However, His followers are made new. They will be given a new heart and a steadfast spirit while He works His will in each of their lives.
Our transformation is a continuous journey, full of repentance and thanksgiving. He makes us new as He remains unvarying, just as it says in Hebrews, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” He uses transformation, but uses it on us. His promises abide and He remains faithful to each of them. The changes that take place within us serve as a reminder that no matter where we are at, we can never be too far from His reach. Jesus will find us and continue to change us from the inside out.
God is true and faithful, Our trust in Him should be firm and unchanging. He has richly decorated our lives through Him.
“For I the Lord do not change; therefore you, O children of Jacob, are not consumed.” Malachi 3:6
Lord, You are faithful and unchanging. Your promises are ones we can hold to as You transform us, giving us new hearts and changing us into who You want and need us to be. Amen.
Raelyn Pracht 2022