Monday, February 6, 2012
"For the Times, They Are A-Changin'"
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
Change . . .
Like it or not, it is an inevitable part of our lives.
Sometimes, change is something we choose. A new job. A hobby. Our diet. Different hairstyle. Remodeled kitchen.
But, most of the time, change is foisted upon us. It may be welcome or unwelcome.
We get married. A newborn arrives. Children grow up; move out. Parents age. We age. Loved ones pass away . . .
The list could go on . . . and on . . . and on . . .
Why is it , then, we are often so resistant to change in our lives and routines? Even downright resentful at times?
Because, change charts the unknown. Steers us in directions we never imagined. Stirs up fear and anxiety within us.
Even when change is good. Is needed. Desired.
Will my marriage last? Will I be a good enough parent? How will they do in college? On their own?
And, when it isn't.
My parents are getting older . . . how long before . . .? Is that really me in the mirror? Oh, how I miss my grandparents . . .
But, in the midst of all the changes which mar or muddle or bless our lives, we can rely on one constant.
Yesterday, today, tomorrow. Forever loving. Forever forgiving.
Forever, the same.
What are some changes you have experienced recently in your life? How are you coping?
Will you pray with me?
We thank You, Father, for sending Your Son, Jesus, to die for our sins. We know whatever changes beset us in our lifetimes, we can ever count on Him, on You, on the Holy Spirit, to be forever and always the same, steadfast and true. When changes are overwhelming, may we find rest and peace in the knowledge of Your infinite and never-changing love. Amen.
Psalms 80 or 77 (79)
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