What Stays the Same - A Few Minutes of Bible Study - Episode 4 

Meg Bucher

Updated Jun 30, 2023

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” Hebrews 13:8

As I write, the exact hour my youngest daughter was born thirteen years ago is approaching. I wonder how time has flown by so fast, even though some seasons seem to creep by so slowly. Change is a funny thing. We anticipate, dread, embrace, and avoid it. Personally, I have mixed feelings about change. I anticipate these milestone celebrations. The sweet blue-eyed beauty who completed our family is officially a teenager. Without her tiny stomping feet and little begging voice, my husband might never have caved to adding our sweet golden-doodle puppy to our entourage. God knows exactly what He’s doing when He places us in our pockets of time. I dread the change from our long summer days at the water park to shuttling back and forth to activities and responsibilities. I embrace all the changes God is working out in her big heart and kind spirit and look forward to her conquering every dream she sets her mind to. She’s determined and boundless. But I want to avoid the change which will ultimately force me to let her leave my constant presence and move into the world as God wills her.

When I became a mom, I anticipated a lot of change. But the most amazing shift was the change in my faith. Nothing compared to the way my heart felt compelled to honor God by the way I raised my girls. Forced to my knees in prayer, I became more reliant on Him than ever before. Truly, motherhood taught me how powerless I am and how powerful prayer is. Trusting God became as important as sleep, water, and food. My time with Him grew as my babies matured. He’s still adding notes and bars to the tune of our lives, and I am thrilled we’ve danced to His feet together and they on their own. In a world constantly changing, God does not.

The hardest season of change my family has endured began with my oldest daughter’s diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes. The last couple of years has been filled with big emotions and immersed in change. She had to swap the way she’d lived in her body for thirteen years for a completely new way of life. As my youngest daughter turns over the same milestone age today, I can’t help but notice how the last two years have matured them both rapidly. Thirteen and fifteen. As everything has shifted, we have learned to hold onto Hebrews 13:8:

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.”

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Meg BucherMeg writes about everyday life within the love of Christ at megbucher.comShe is the author of “Friends with Everyone, Friendship within the Love of Christ,” “Surface, Unlocking the Gift of Sensitivity,” “Glory Up, The Everyday Pursuit of Praise,” “Home, Finding Our Identity in Christ,” and "Sent, Faith in Motion." Meg earned a Marketing/PR degree from Ashland University but stepped out of the business world to stay home and raise her two daughters …which led her to pursue her writing passion. A contributing writer for Salem Web Network since 2016, Meg is now thrilled to be a part of the editorial team at Salem Web Network. Meg loves being involved in her community and local church, leads Bible study, and serves as a youth leader for teen girls.

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