If you’ve been following me for any length of time you probably know two things about me: 1) I LOVE fall and Christmas. 2) I’m a control freak and DO NOT like change. As much as I enjoy the changing of the seasons I don’t particularly care for the different seasons of life.
The uncertainty of change FREAKS ME OUT and although I know that my future is known to God I don’t like not knowing what’s going to happen. I like to know what’s around the corner so that I can be prepared for what’s to come.
Given my life story, I should know better. Mom didn’t want a child with an S in their name or born in September because she can’t make pretty S’s. She’d heard a little something about redheads having a temper so she didn’t want a child born with red hair either. And then I came along: born in September (even though I was due in December), my middle name and one of my nicknames contains the letter S, and I was born with red fuzzy hair that has since turned into some very obvious red/orange highlights as I’ve gotten older and I have the attitude and temper to match.
“Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed,
And in your book there all were written,
The days fashioned for me,
When as yet there were none of them.”
He’s the Alpha and Omega (Revelation 22:13). He was there when the earth was formed (Genesis 1:1), He’s the One orchestrating the events of the world placing and removing those in power (Daniel 2:21). He’s the One working through the hearts of men to change the world one soul at a time (Philippians 2:13). And He will be the One there when the world ends and we are taken up into Eternity with Him (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17).
He’s is fully aware of what goes on in this world and in your own personal world. Knowing His great love for us and the length with which He was willing to go to save us (John 3:16, Romans 5:6-8) should give us a measure of comfort.
Life is full of change. There is a time for every season (Ecclesiastes 3:1-8). We can either spend our days fearing the change that life brings or step into each new season with the faith and confidence that God will be there and guide us each step of the way. After all He’s the only thing in this world that stays the same.
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever”.
Until next time,