Tuesday, May 22, 2018

CCF: Unchanging God in an Ever-Changing World

By Pastor Jay Jackson

As human beings we are susceptible to different forms of perfidy or betrayal of trust. May it be in relationships, in the workplace, in school or even with the closest people in our lives -our own family. While this is inevitable, it is still possible to position yourself in a relationship where you will never again have to deal with a broken promise for the rest of your life. That is through knowing and entrusting your life to Jesus Christ, because He is faithful and He keeps His promises.

Let us turn back time, 4000 years ago all the way to the book of Genesis and remember His faithfulness when He created everything. In Genesis chapters 1 and 2, God manifested his power when He created the heavens and the earth, the light, the sky, the dry land, the bodies of water, all kinds of plants, the stars in the sky, the sun and moon, the diverse marine life, all varieties of animals and finally the man and woman whom He made out of His own image and gave authority over them to rule the earth.


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The universe itself in its complexity is mind blowing. It has 100 billion stars in one galaxy alone and has 100 million galaxies, the numbers are unimaginable. There are more stars in the sky than the grains of sand in all the world seashores combined. With these, it is easier to believe that the intricate design of the universe and all that it contains is a result of intelligent design rather than the result of some cosmic accident.

In the first verses of the book of Genesis, John and Hebrews we would notice the emphasis given to creation:

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. -- Genesis 1:1 
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. – John 1:1 
He also says, “In the beginning, Lord, you laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands. – Hebrews 1:10

Although there are different world views in terms of creations, as Christians, we believe that God exists and that He is the creator of the heavens and the earth. But the creation of the universe is not the best example of the display of God’s power.

When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them? – Psalms 8:3-4

The greatest display of ability and power of God is when Jesus died on the cross for the sins of the world.

The Lord will lay bare his holy arm in the sight of all the nations and all the ends of the earth will see the salvation of our God. – Isaiah 52:10

Jesus always have loved you and longed to have a relationship with you. He thought of you when He laid His life on the cross. This only means you can place your trust in Him. The relationship you have in Christ Jesus in the only relationship you can rely on.


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