Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Do not be carried away by all kinds of strange teachings; for it is well for the heart to be strengthened by grace, not by regulations about food, which have not benefited those who observe them.
How reassuring. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. His love for us never changes and this can be a reassurance in times of struggle and consternation. It is the teachings of Jesus that we are to follow and we can not let those teachings of others to lead us astray.
There appears to be a large number of people that speak counter-productively today to the Gospel. I am not so sure if it is any different than it was hundreds or a thousand years ago though. The truth is that we have so many different forms of communication today that news travels fast across many different channels that we can hear the view points of hundreds of different people in a matter of seconds. While these changes occur throughout the world, it is wonderful to know that Jesus Christ does not.
Let us pray.
Dear Lord, we give thanks for your presence throughout time that does not vary. You love is welcome and uplifting in this season of Advent and in the midst of everything happening in the world. AMEN.