Friday, February 4, 2011


Constancy...what a rare and valuable commodity in today's world. Things are always changing it seems. Like that saying, "you can never step into the same river twice," life is flowing all around us. Time marches on...carrying us and our experiences with it. We live in grains of sand...tiny moments of time that hopefully and prayerfully add up to a life worthy of the promises of Christ. But through it all very little stays the same. Buildings crumble, memories fade, people come and go. I always liked the line from The Muppet Christmas Carol (which while based on Charles Dickens' classic adds a few lines here and there): "Life is made up of meetings and partings. That is the way of it." How very true.

But thank God...quite literally...that He is constant. He doesn't change. As Paul writes in today's readings:
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

Our God is the God of both the Old and New Testaments. He is the God who swallowed the Egyptians in the Red Sea AND the God Incarnate, born in a manger, healer of lepers, forgiver of sins. He is our anchor...our lighthouse...our security. He is the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, as well as David and Solomon, and Peter and Paul. And He is my God.

So when the craziness of this world starts to overwhelm me...when I start to feel like I just can't keep up...I remember that even though Heaven and Earth may pass away...God will remain...and so will all those who live in Him.

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