“I Am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “ the One who is, who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.” Revelation 1:8.
Our world is ever-changing; forever progressing forward in a continual march toward the end of time. Everything around us in a state of change, whether we realize it or not. Just as the wind and the sea erode a sandy beach, time does the same for everything in the world around us–including us. Even our bodies are in a continual state of deterioration as result of time’s unceasing march.
Change is not limited to just the physical realm; the beliefs and values of society have also changed over the course of time. Ideals and beliefs that people clung to in the not-so-distant past have been discarded and replaced with whatever trendy soundbite popular culture is dispensing at that moment. The times, they really are a-changing. There is absolutely nothing in this world that remains constant and unchanging.
Or is there?
Jesus Christ is the one constant in the universe. Though absolutely everything else around us is changing, Christ remains the same continually, throughout the course of time. He is the alpha and the omega, the beginning and the end. He is today the same as He was at the beginning of time, and He will be that same way at the end of time. His care and compassion for us remain unrelenting; His desire for a relationship with us never wavers; His righteousness and majesty ever indefatigable. He remains in control of everything in the world. He continues to be the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
Our society no longer holds any belief, commitment, or institution sacred. Because of this unwillingness to hold on to anything, society has created a generation of men and women who have been deprived of consistency and constancy. They long for something that will be the same tomorrow as it is today. They desire to find something that remains the same. They yearn for something that is constant. Only Christ will be able to satisfy that desire. He will never leave us, He will never forsake us, He will never deprive us of His love. Though everything else will let us down, Christ never will. This world will leave us longing for something more, but Christ will satisfy every longing we have. Christ is all we have to hold to; with Him, we need nothing more.