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

Lately I’ve been wondering, at what point does a kid understand that the world existed before they did? Do babies/small children just assume that adults have forever existed at this exact height, age, etc.? Then I wonder, when they do comprehend that fact, is it a mind-blowing experience? 

I’m wondering this because as an adult, I regularly get dizzy when I pause and think about the age and scope of the universe. It gets even crazier when I think it in the context of today’s verse. That God has just always…been. That God just always will…be. 

The writer of Hebrews has been outlining that Jesus isn’t a new creation or a new addition to God’s plan. He’s a revelation of the same God who promised long ago to conquer sin and put the world back together. This permanence of God, is what allows us to live in confident hope. Nothing we face can outlast God. Jesus always has been and Jesus always will be, so it would be foolish not to trust in him today.