The Present-Tense Christ

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

“I am God’s Son” — John 10:36 (NCV)

“I am the resurrection and the life” — John 11:25

“I am the way, and the truth, and the life” — John 14:6

“I am the true vine” — John 15:1

The present-tense Christ. He never says, “I was.”

We do. We do because “we were.” We were younger, faster, prettier. Prone to be people of the past tense, we reminisce.

Not God. Unwavering in strength, he need never say, “I was.”

From the center of the storm, the unwavering Jesus shouts, “I am.”

Tall in the Trade Tower wreckage. Bold against the Galilean waves. ICU, battlefield, boardroom, prison cell, or maternity ward—whatever your storm, “I am.”


Are there storms in your life right now or in the life of someone who is close to you? How does knowing the present-tense Christ help you to stay calm in the storm?

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