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January 8, 2024

Do you like change?

I’ve always enjoyed the newness it brings, even when challenges might accompany it. So, with the New Year upon us, I can’t help but celebrate pivots, fresh starts, and a chance to reinvent ourselves. But let me also suggest the best change is when it’s anchored to the hope of Christ.

In the Bible, we find verses reminding us of the constancy of God’s love and our hope in Him during transition and change. Hebrews 13:8 declares, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” This verse reminds us that while everything around us may change, our Savior remains unchanging, a steadfast anchor in a world of uncertainty.

There are a lot of internet gurus who push us to change. Much of what they share is practical and could be beneficial in the right setting. But what about when the next guru shows up making more proclamations for change?

Then the next and the next???

Self-help seems more popular than ever, but when it’s removed from the foundation of Christ, it’s easy for us to be tossed about like a ship with no rutter. Chasing the world’s tail.

Change can be daunting and exhilarating, but as Christians, we find security in knowing our hope is not rooted in fleeting resolutions or the promises of self-help gurus. No, our hope is in the unwavering love of Christ and the wisdom of God. We should never build a life that’s not set on His foundation.

As we journey through this year, may we remember that in Christ, we have a firm foundation, a source of unchanging hope, and the promise of a brighter tomorrow.

Happy New Year! May you find peace and purpose in the embrace of Christ’s unwavering love.

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Jason and his wife DeAnne have 3 kids and have called the River Region home most of their lives. A former Family & Student Minister who, together with DeAnne, launched KeepSharing LLC to publish local family and faith resources across Alabama and the Florida Panhandle.

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