Thursday, July 16, 2009


Recently, there has been a lot of talk about change. Yes, we can! And all that. I am here to say that people don't really like change. In church, when we change a pastor or music minister, people get their pants in a wad. They will send ugly letters to pastors and deacons. When I taught high school, if there was a new principal or superintendent, so many people wanted to quit or grumbled daily until the newness wore off. My children love a schedule and if we deviate from it, they are ill and whine for a few days. We constantly change governments and there is always someone from the left or the right hooting and hollering about it. If you are one of those people who dislike change and you know who you are, I have only 1 thing to say:
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Hebrews 13:8 or maybe 2:
The grass withers and the flowers fall but the word of our God stands forever. Isaiah 40:8

So, I can't understand why more people do not want to follow God. If He never changes, nor does His Word, then that should bring comfort to those in whom change causes turmoil and stress. In this always changing world, shouldn't we look to the One who has been the same since before the foundation of the earth and the universe? The One who set the stars in place? The One who created all life and rose from the dead? God never changes!! The voice with which He spoke 10000 years ago to Adam is the same one that He speaks to us with today. We just choose not to hear it.
They say that the only constant in life is death and taxes. Well, I say the only constant in life is God. Death is certain but, as we all know, taxes are changing! Instead of letting ourselves get stressed out about someone sitting in your pew or parking in your parking spot, know that God loves those people, too. And so you should love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your might!
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