Looking back it is easy to see that things have changed. I have changed. I am changing. You are changing. And coping with change can be a real challenge. Sometimes it seems that nothing is settled and secure, and we become become troubled by the uncertainty. Then we read these words–“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.” and we find comfort and courage. Let us then live in the light of this fact.
The Christ of childhood and of youth remains the Christ of manhood and of old age. Whatever changes the years bring to us—we must ever keep our eyes on the living Christ. He will always be all we need. There will never be a path which he cannot find for us and show us. There will never be a dark valley which he cannot light up for us. There will never be a battle which he cannot fight for us. There will never be an experience through which he cannot safely take us. We are leaving the old year behind, but we are not leaving Christ in the dead year. We need not be afraid, therefore, to go forward, if we go with him. We have not passed this new way before, and it is all strange to our inexperience; but Christ knows and he will guide us, and all will be well—if we put our hand in his.“