Scripture: Hebrews 3:12-19
Key verse: (14) For we have become partners of Christ, if only we hold our first confidence firm to the end.
Reflection: Partners. When I think of this word, many partners come to mind. My doubles partner on the tennis court. Conversation partners. Partners in financial advisor firms. Partners in life.
Are any of them life-long partners? I’ve had several doubles partners in my life. I have many conversation partners, and they come and go as time passes. Partners in financial advisory firms transition in and out. Are there really any partners from the beginning until the end?
This is where in a youth group setting, or a children’s message, a young person might say, “Jesus!”, and that person would be correct. Christ is our partner in life.
Christ fulfills many roles for us, the Almighty One, the Bread of Life, and Lamb of God, among the many names for our Savior. However, I must confess, I don’t often think of Jesus as my life partner.
Hebrews tells us that the core of our faith must be as securely held at the end as at the beginning. We know this through an often-quoted verse from Revelations, “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end” (22:13). Hebrews reminds us that Christ is with us in all parts of our lives.
Christ is our true life partner. Let us remember that.
Prayer: Dear God, we are grateful for the Son of Man and Son of God, Jesus Christ. Help us to remember that our Lord and Savior is with us in the beginning, the middle, and the end, in all times, and throughout our lives. Help us to see Christ in all that we do. Amen.
Author: Amy Speas
[Scripture quotations are from New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved].