Polaris is more commonly known as the North Star. It remains almost motionless over time as other stars in the sky seem to rotate around it. The star is very helpful because it has been used as navigation for ships and travelers. Find Polaris and you can navigate your way. It is a constant. I have never been successful at finding other constellations but I can always find the big dipper and this bright star.
In the same way, Jesus remains constant in our lives. Colossians 1:16 says, “For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities — all things were created through him and for him.” He has always been there and always will be there. Malachi 3:6 says, “I am the Lord, and I do not change.”
Last summer, we were in New Mexico and had the opportunity to camp out on a sailboat for a few days. Every night we would lay on the boat deck and look up at the numerous stars. We would watch for shooting stars and sometimes see a satellite that was flashing by. It was a peaceful time because it reminded me that God knows every single star in the sky just like He knows us and yet, He still provides us with the constant, unchanging star to guide our way.
Even in the midst of life struggles and times when you don’t know if you can deal with the changes that are happening, we can be assured that God doesn’t change in His compassion for us. He is always there, always constant — just like that star in the sky. Look up, see the bright star shining down on you.