Seasons of ChangeTuesday, September 14, 2010
Our world is continually changing. Political leaders come and go, new governments emerge and some fade. Society changes the way it thinks, sometimes for the better, and sometimes not. The fashions of today will be outdated tomorrow. Our children grow up, relationships change and people move on. And, as the days turn into years, our bodies continually transform bringing new challenges as we age. But in the midst of our ever-changing world we can breathe a sigh of relief, for our God is a never-changing God. We can count on Him to be ever faithful, ever strong, “For I am the Lord, I do not change” (Malachi 3:6).
My family is entering into a new season of change. After several joyful months with our son home following his tour in Iraq, he is returning to school to continue his education. We are so pleased for him and are celebrating his chosen path, but with his move, my husband and I are once again “empty-nesters”. It is a change we knew was coming, but still, the swiftness with which it arrived was surprising. We are also happily celebrating God’s hand upon our daughter through her recent surgery and recovery. The changes in her life and health have been astounding! We are excited to see what God has done and is continuing to do! And now, we are also looking at a change in homes. We are not going far, only a few minutes away, but with any relocation comes saying good-bye to familiar surroundings and facing the unknown. However, we know that though there may be some uncertain days to come, God will be there.
As humans, we thrive in stable environments. So what do we do when our world is changing all around us? We depend on the One who is always steady. God is the Rock upon which to stand. It is so comforting to remember that no matter what changes there are around us, God is unwavering. We can count on Him. “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever” (Hebrews 13:8). His power, love and mercy never changes and never ends.
Living for Him,