The Present-Tense Christ

present-tense Christ

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

I am God’s Son. – John 10:36

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.”

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Excerpted with permission from Grace for the Moment by Max Lucado, copyright Thomas Nelson.

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Since entering the ministry in 1978, Max Lucado has served churches in Miami, Florida; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and San Antonio, Texas. He currently serves as Senior Minister of Oak Hills Church in San Antonio. He is America’s bestselling inspirational author with more than 130 million books in print. Follow his website at

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