Sunday, December 29, 2013

December 29, 2013

Good morning all-

The temperature has dropped severely.  I think we went from 59 degrees to 19 overnight.  Wow now that's a drastic change.  It's often a joke about the weather here in Kansas because if you think you know what its going to be, it will change in a matter of minutes.  Crazy!  Anyway, that's just part of life, like looking for miracles, wishing our lives were different or wondering why bad things happen.

Life is ever changing.  The seasons change, time changes and we get older.  Our bodies are a ticking time piece.  I often wonder what it would be like to be 90 and to have seen so many different changes.  Can you imagine what that feels like?  They didn't have computers or blogs.  They didn't even have half the things we have now like air conditioning, great farm equipment, television, the Internet.  None of that existed when they were kids and yet, it all exists now.

We are in an Information Age.  The great thing is the gospel can be spread much easier, the bad thing is people use the Internet to corrupt, steal and stalk.  Although it has propelled us into a wonderful time of information at your finger tips, there is much evil surrounding this new and exciting age.  Many think that the old fashioned ways were good and I'm sure they were.  I only know of my own history and all the things I have had to learn over the years.  When I was in High School a computer was in one room and used for programming.  Now computers are a standard in all schools.  Primary school uses the iPad and we have computers or smart phones about everywhere we look.  It's crazy.

So like everything good, there are always challenges.  For the most part the Internet and computer usage has simplified life.  It has brought people together that don't speak the same language or live in the same countries.  It has wonderful resources and gives people hope.  Every sermon from my church is on the Internet for me to download at a touch of a button.  Books are bought on the Internet and Evangelism is done through the web.  It's crazy the many different uses that have come to us over the last 30 years.  I wonder what's next?

The one thing that hasn't changed is Jesus.  He may have lived over 2000 years ago but He has remained the same.  There is no diffence  between His commitment to us then or now.  He knows us and we know Him by faith not by sight.  It won't matter how far our technology goes or how many weapons we create because in the end Jesus stays the same.  The covenant that God gave to Abraham still exists today.  He is the father of all nations and we are here because of His love for God.

So if change has been overwhelming you just realize that things will always change.  Our Rock, Our Deliverer, Our Savior never changes.  Therefore, place all your fears and all your anxiety about change into the hands of our mighty God.  We are His and we will always be His.  Remember that God so loved the world that He gave His Son.  In the end, that is all that matters.  For us to know Him and for Him to be the center of our world and in  Him there will be victory!

I hope this season has brought you many blessings.  My life will once again change.  My sons will be leaving me soon.  The time is near but as I watched them come up the stairs at Christmas, my only thought was how much I loved them and how dearly I will miss seeing them come up with sleepy eyes.  They have been my light but soon it will be time for Christ to take them on a different journey. My prayer is that I will embrace the change as it comes and that they will be the men that Christ wants them to be.  Embrace change my sisters because it's coming anyway,

Numbers 23:19 NIV

     God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind.  Does he speak and then not act?  Does he promise and not fulfill?

1 Samuel 10:6 NIV

     The Spirit of The Lord will come powerfully upon you, and you will prophesy with them; and you will be changed into a different person.

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