I've heard it said that the only constant thing in life is change. At this time of year, as the summer days are reaching their end, the morning air is just beginning to turn crisp and sweaters are becoming necessary in the late afternoon. Soon, as autumn continues to blow its way further into the North Bay, the days will shorten and the leaves on the trees will change from green to gold. Pumpkin patches will emerge amid the drying cornstalks on the outskirts of town, ready and waiting for children to excitedly hunt for the perfect pumpkin to carve. Thanksgiving will arrive with scents of cinnamon and freshly baked apple pies. Then, fall will give way to winter and the earth will rest as it prepares for the coming spring. I love the earth’s shifting seasons, but for many of us, change is an uncomfortable feeling.
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 The fashions of today will be outdated tomorrow.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).
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.
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