Monday, October 5, 2020

Jesus: Everlasting Father

-Roy Lessin, Jesus Name Above All Names

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called...The Everlasting Father. -Isaiah 9:6 KJV

Everything in Jesus and about Jesus is everlasting. He is not a temporary Savior who is filling in until someone else comes along. Nothing about Him will go out of date or become irrelevant. There will be no "new and improved" updates to God's redemption plan. 

In the world, things wear off, wear out, die out, or dry up. The fun or pleasure people experience at a party soon leaves them, and so they seek out a new party or experience that will bring them some measure of momentary satisfaction. But the reality of Jesus Christ in our hearts never becomes stale, empty, or meaningless. Jesus is everlasting joy, not momentary happiness. He is your joy today, and He will be your joy tomorrow.

All that Jesus was to you yesterday, He is today; all that He is to you today, He will always be, and more so as time goes by. Draw close to Him, and you will see more of His beauty; listen carefully to His voice, and you will hear Him speak new and glorious things; break bread with Him, and your heart will feast on His bounty; follow His footsteps, and He will lead you into the things that will last forever.

©2011, 2020, Roy Lessin, Meeting in the Meadow. Photo by Marina Bromley. All rights reserved.

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