It’s funny how quickly things become constants in our lives, seemingly without our notice. Almost two and a half years ago, I walked into an animal shelter and walked out with a dog. For two and a half years that dog has been a constant. He has outlasted three addresses, four jobs, and two cities. Almost everyday he’s been attached to my hip begging for treats or walks. And on the rare days that he isn’t there, it is a noticeable hole, a lack that nags at the back of my mind.

Our walk and relationship with Christ should be exponentially more constant and more noticeably absent than a pet. In the moment of accepting Christ as our Savior, our lives should change. The God-shaped vacuum in our souls has been filled. And on the days we feel too busy, the days we are too tired to open our Bibles and pray, there should be a noticeable lack, a discomfort in our souls that something has been missed.

Psalm 119:133 states “Keep steady my steps according to your promise, and let no iniquity get dominion over me.”

That should be our prayer as we battle every day challenges and distractions. That we find ourselves steady in our walk with Christ, learning about His amazing love and grace with new eyes every morning.

Christ is our constant. He is there to uplift us in the hardships. He is there to rejoice in the triumphs. He is there to guide us in the chaos of life. And while constants can grow stale and routine over time, our walk with Christ offers us something new every day.

In Matthew 28:20, the last words Christ offers to the disciples after charging them with the Great Commission, the same charge we have today, are words of encouragement and strength. The words reminded them that while He was no longer on Earth physically, He still walked with them. Today those words can bring us just as much comfort that Christ is our constant, one we can rely and rest upon.

“And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” -Matthew 28:20