Game Changer Week 2 Devotional Day 3
DAY 3 – Wednesday
Mark 6:30-44; Numbers 11; Mark 14; Hebrews 13:8; Ephesians 2:14
Read through Numbers 11 and Mark 14. How does the Feeding of the Five Thousand passage point back to Numbers 11 and point forward to the Last Supper in Mark 14? What do these parallels tell us about who Jesus is?
“There is no other name but the name that is Jesus. He who was and still is and will be through it all.” I heard these song lyrics recently in “Another in the Fire”. What truth – right out of Hebrews 13:8!
If I’m honest, sometimes I think I expect God to change on me. I am waiting for the changeup; for the curve ball to come flying at me. I think it’s because I live in a world that has disappointment and unexpected change. Some change is good, yes. Like when there is healing, or a new job comes along that’s just the right fit, or a baby comes into the world.
But when things change, and we don’t want them to, that’s when it’s difficult to accept the change. If a person changes and ends up hurting us deeply, or betrays us, how do we trust again? How do we move on in life? If someone dies unexpectedly, or even if we see it coming, it hurts. Loss is a change none of us welcomes with open arms.
I can look to Jesus because he never changes. I can depend on him. He is the same yesterday and today and for ever (Hebrews 13:8). He is the God of the Old Testament and the New Testament. As you read the stories from Numbers 11, Mark 6 and Mark 14, spend a moment marveling in the one who never changes.
“Nothing stands between us” the song goes on. Ephesians 2:14 tells us that Jesus Christ is our peace…and he has destroyed the barrier. The confidence of Jesus– the one who never changes, to whom we can turn when things change on us, who will be by us and never leave us – is what we can stand on in this life.
Look to Christ today. There is nothing between you and Jesus. He’s waiting for you to give him the hurts, pain, suffering, unfulfilled dreams.
Thank you, Lord, that you are the same yesterday, today and forever! I give you praise for making a way to be with you. You are the victory. Amen.