Going Back in Time (Hebrews 13:8)

I love watching movies and television shows about time travel. My mind does acrobatic flips as I ponder the possibilities of interrupting different time streams. Could I go back in time and alter my very existence? Could I go forward in time and learn what will happen and then go back and change events to alter the future? The only way I would ever be able to do this is if I had a time machine.


A few weeks ago, our family did enter a time machine. We were in Australia for Christmas through New Year’s eve. On New Year’s Day, we left Australia and returned home to California. We left Australia at 11 AM on January 1st, New Year’s Day and arrived in California on New Year’s Day at 7 AM. Our time machine was an airplane. As we took off and traveled east to California, we crossed several time zones and each time we crossed a time zone, we were literally going backwards in time. We were in a time machine! In fact, when we were flying over Hawaii, they were celebrating New Year’s Eve for the first time! So we really did travel backward in time and we celebrated New Year’s Eve twice!

Time was created by God. And because God created time, He is not bound by time. As time passes, the world changes, people and places change. But God does not change.

The Bible tells us that no matter what time it is, Jesus is the same.

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

It’s fun to pretend to time travel. But the only time that truly matters is the moment we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. God uses time to remind us our life on earth is not forever. But If we love and trust God with our life and accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, we will live with God forever in Heaven.


Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.