"Change, Change, Change"

Friday of last week we awoke to a temperature of 9° and today is going to be in the 60s, and Monday is slated to be 75°. Someone has said, "If you don't like the way things are just hang around for it's going to change." In this life, change is inevitable.

Change usually comes when we least expect it. Suppose you made plans to take a much needed vacation. You've made your hotel reservations, planned your route, tickets have been procured, bags are packed and the car is washed and filled with gasoline. Then you awaken on that, much anticipated, day to discover that you have a sore throat and a fever of 102°. The only place that you are going is to the doctor. We just do not know what tomorrow will bring.

In 2 Peter 3:3 and following, the apostle writes of a change that people wanted to forget. With regard to the second coming of Christ and the end of all time, he says that mockers will come making fun of the fact that we are looking for the Lord to come again. He continues that they will declare that they see no evidence of the Lord's second coming that since the world was created nothing has changed at all. Peter goes on to say that they willfully forget that once there was a change and it rained for 40 days and 40 nights and killed all life with the exception of Noah and his family. In verse 10 he goes on to say that "the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night…"

So it seems that the future of our lives is quite unpredictable at best, but we are told that there are some things that do not change. In Hebrews 13:8 the Hebrew writer tells us that "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever." We can always count on the guidance of our Lord to be timely and correct. Additionally, God's word does not change. It has stood the test of time and all manners of opposition. The apostle Paul told Timothy that he can always depend on God's word for "doctrine, for reproof, for correction and instruction in righteousness" (2 Timothy 3:16).

We should live our lives in the knowledge that our lives are unpredictable at best, however, we can always rest in the comfort of the knowledge that God, Jesus and the Bible never changes.

In Christian Love,        


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