Our Ever Changing Lives

JulieAgingOn a wall in our home we have two frames, one for each of our two children, now adults. Each frame is filled with a dozen class pictures from kindergarten through graduation. Each picture shows growth and maturing from the one taken the year before. I’ve also looked at some pictures of myself taken just a few years ago and when compared to those taken more recently, well, I’m not going to comment!

The only thing that never seems to change is that things are always changing! All of our lives will look different a year from now, more different three years from now, and even more different five years from now. That’s why we often picture life as a journey — because we never stay in the same place. In a sense, we’re always moving on to new ground: the new territory of tomorrow.

As we move through life with its landscape always changing, the question becomes whether we’ll let the new territory conquer us or whether we’re going to conquer the new territory. We can’t stop change; but we can manage change.

What changes are happening in your life and mine? God, who Himself never changes, has a plan on how these changes can work out in a good way, for He is a good God.

“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” (James 1:7)

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