Benjamin Franklin once wrote: “Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” This wise founding father was aware of our need for certainty in an ever-changing world.
We search for stability but there is no such thing to be found on this earth. All people have a deep-seated need for something that will never change in their lives. We need a rock where we can anchor.
Some try to fill this need by going home to the town where they grew up. Antique collectors look for old treasures to take them back to the days when few things ever changed. Patriots look for security in the nation’s flag. Others try to find their safe haven in religious tradition and spiritual practices. Many people fill this need with legalistic religious dogmas.
But in reality, all of the above are subject to change without notice. So where do we find a solid rock where we can anchor? This unshakeable Rock is Christ Jesus. He is the Rock in whom we can set our anchor.
“Because God wanted to make the unchanging nature of his purpose very clear to the heirs of what was promised, he confirmed it with an oath”
(Hebrews 6:17 NIV).
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever”
(Hebrews 13:8 NIV).
“The Lord lives! Praise be to my Rock! Exalted be my God, the Rock, my Savior!”
(2 Samuel 22:47 NIV).