Constant Over Time

Jesus said, “When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.” John 16:13.

How reassuring are these words from the One who is constant over time. He knew His time with us, physically as man, was coming to a close. But even in His omnipotence and omniscience, He never failed to provide us a blanket of security. He asked the Father to give us the Holy Spirit who will be our guide; the most perfect guide to the heart of the Son, Jesus. 

Jesus said, “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you.” John 15:16.

From our mother’s womb, He has already marked us for His purpose; not by our works, not by our deeds. His love remains constant over time.

I could still remember that day in my life. I joined a Girl Scouts camping trip. This was a regional activity. So there were many representatives from different provinces and cities of the region. It was a one-week camping activity. Everyone had fun; putting up the tents, making the beds inside the tents, putting up the kitchen from the bamboo sticks we brought along, preparing the food, singing, chatting with friends from other places, getting to know new faces, and others. It was simply fun.

Then it rained. All our things, all our beds inside the tents, all that we put up for convenient camping, were wet. Our bags and clothes were wet. The camping ground was flooded. But since we were trained to make do with what we had, then we started to look for remedy. The fun became a nightmare. 

It was already dark when someone called my name. I looked behind and I saw my father. He was holding a big umbrella and he smiled. “Are you okay?” His voice was enough to make me feel alright at that moment. I hugged him and I did not bother to ask him how he came at such moment. He was there.

I may have missed telling him how grateful I was to see him. But looking back, I think it was enough for him to see me. He chose to be there. I did not choose that moment. He did. What great love it was!

Jesus is telling us that it is His choice to love us. It is His plan to be with us. It is His goal to bring us back to Him. His mere presence is enough. He knows that one day we will all be His; just as He planned. 

“What is impossible with man is possible with God.” Luke 18:27