The Quickest Thing I Ever Saw

‘That was the quickest thing I ever saw,’ I exclaimed to my dad.

One minute, I’d been sitting atop a hail bail watching the sun set, waiting for him to finish talking on the phone. I turned around to pick up my pup and the next thing I knew, the sunset was over. 

The sky, previously streaked with orange and golden and pink, was now a deep shade of blue-grey. The magnificent painting that was the sunset had disappeared… and we were left standing in an empty field at dusk.

‘It did disappear pretty quick,’ my dad replied to me.

We were quiet for the rest of the walk… I couldn’t stop thinking about how pretty the sky had been and about how I wished it had lasted longer and that I could’ve taken more pictures. 

As I thought about all this, I realized something: some things in life are kind of like that sunset. Sounds crazy, I know, but hear me out. Some things in our lives are just so beautiful and good and wonderful that we never want them to end. We never want to lose them or for them to be over. We want to remember every part of them, we want to have them forever, because they are so, so good. But, eventually, as all good things do, they come to an end. Just like on that night how the sun sunk below the horizon and the sunset was over, things in life end too. They disappear; they sink just out of our grasp. 

People leave. Fun days end. Things break. Relationships fizzle out. Things, people, memories, places get left behind. Good things come to an end, and we’re left feeling just as unsatisfied as we were before they came into our lives. It seems that nothing lasts forever. 

Nothing that is… except one thing. One person. Jesus Christ.

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

Does that verse sound familiar? I don’t know about you but it’s definitely been the focus verse in many past Sunday school lessons. At one point or another, I’m sure I’ve had it stuck up in my room somewhere, and I could probably sing you a few different worship songs featuring that one verse. 

I think when we become so used to hearing something, we can easily forget the significance of it… it can lose its significance to us because we’ve heard it so many times. 

Friend, don’t let this verse lose its weight for you. In fact, read it again.

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

Jesus is the same ALWAYS. He never fails, He never changes, He never gives up on us. He never leaves, He never decides He’s had enough. He is CONSTANT. He is STEADFAST. He is UNCHANGING. His constancy… His faithfulness to us… doesn’t depend on anything we could ever do. He doesn’t leave us the instant we mess up. He doesn’t abandon us when the going gets tough… or in the easy seasons of life either. He doesn’t disappear when we feel like we need Him most.

Friend, I want you to know this truth today. I want it to seep into your heart and impact how you act in every part of your life… Jesus Christ is UNCHANGING. His love for you is UNWAVERING. And nothing in all of the Heavens or the earth could change that.

That sunset I mentioned at the beginning of this post? It was so incredibly gorgeous. My eyes were wide with awe for our spectacular Creator who designed the sky that night… one unlike any I had seen before. I wished I could’ve sat there and worshipped my Saviour under that sky all night long, but alas, almost before I had a chance to fully soak it in, it was gone. Sure, it was beautiful, but it was fleeting.

And the truth is, so many things in this life are just as fleeting. But I know with confidence of one thing that isn’t: Jesus Christ. And friend, I pray that you may know Him too.

Published by Megan

Hey there! I'm Megan, creative lifestyle blogger. I love Jesus, iced coffee, Pinterest, and all things creative! My message is that there is no such thing as perfect and that we can't live our lives chasing perfection because we will never find something that satisfies us as much as life in Jesus does. I aim to inspire people to find their own not-so-perfect and embrace who they are. I blog at notsoperfectblog.com where I share my ideas for creative, free living! Feel free to visit my blog and have a look around!

8 thoughts on “The Quickest Thing I Ever Saw

    1. Natalie, thank you! I’m glad you liked it… the analogy especially! XD Really they just come to me in the moment, I’m not very good at thinking them up when I need them haha!! 😆🤍

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  1. At a very fundamental level we seem to find our identity in things that are bound to change! In achievement, status, appearance. Often in other people too. Their perceptions of us. This external lens. And our internal lens too. So much weight.

    This really spoke to my heart and was a beautiful reminder that we don’t need to place our faith and hope in so many hands. Throughout life we gradually see that many things, people and places just can’t provide. But fostering a religious and spiritual connection that is completely independent of and greater than change will sustain us x

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    1. Exactly… I think so often the things we let become most important to us are the things that are bound to change, whether we realize and accept that fact or not. And, like you said, we really place so much weight on these things that, ultimately, won’t be around forever.

      I’m glad this spoke to you, sweet Maryam! Thank you for reading 🤍

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