1:25 pm October 2nd, 2013

Rod Lafee

Change Again

I was standing at the window watching the rain come down surveying all the items on my list I have not got completed this summer and now fall is here. It was just a few days ago we were trying to cool the house and now as I stand at the window, I can hear the heater coming on to warm the house. The garden instead of planting now needs to be harvested and prepared for winter. You may not think about it but you could have been among those who had to take a detour on the way to work due to road construction, you may be among the millions who are getting notified there insurance policy is about to change, or you went out to a car that would not start.  New movies, new TV shows, a new family moved into the neighborhood, and I need to go visit them, will life ever settle down?

Don’t get me wrong, many changes are good for us, a promotion at your job, the scales said you lost a couple of pounds, our understanding of God, our relationship with Jesus, or even our commitment in serving others. All these changes make our lives better. Yet! The things that do not change are what we all desire. The writer of Hebrews says in 13:8 “Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” He also said earlier in verse 5 “Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you not forsake you.”” King David said this in Psalm 119:44-45 “So shall I keep Your law continually, Forever and ever. And I will walk at liberty, For I seek your precepts.” In verse 50 we read “This is my comfort in my affliction, For Your word have given me life.” Verse 105 “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”

In ages past God promised the world a Savior, one who would come and take the sins of you and me on His shoulders and pay the ultimate price for our sins. A little over 2000 years ago God fulfilled that promise. Jesus died on the cross and rose again to show the world He had not only paid the price for sin but conquered death as well. Romans 10:13 says, “For whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” It encourages and strengthens me when I read these words in the Bible for I know they will never change. God is a loving, true and just God who we call our heavenly Father. I also know the promises He made in the past we find recorded that were fulfilled means the promises yet to come will also be fulfilled.  The Bible tells us many changes are coming and the outcome of these changes is not going to be good. What is comforting is God’s Word provides a way of escape for those who have put their trust in Jesus Christ and for those who are yet to do the same. Well, I see the rain has let up and it is time for me make some changes again.

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