Wednesday, December 10, 2008

One of Life's Lessons on Change

Tim McGraw once sang, "Some things never change." As you listen to the song, it is easy to be caught up in the lyrics and you might even start to believe that some things never change. However, what really stays the same? In pondering this question, it was difficult to create a list. If you start with family, you could argue that your family’s love for you never changes. Although one may believe that, that is not true. There are people who move in and out of families all of the time, through marriage, divorce, or death. Your Aunt-in-law Celia may love you like her child today, but after the divorce from Uncle Roger, she may no longer love you like her child.

What else never changes? Humans and life are fickle, so most things change on a regular basis. However, here are the two truths I found to be constant:
  1. Whenever the patriarch or matriarch in a family is sick, loved ones flock to their side, comfort them, and bring them hope. Even when people are distant in a family, they still come together to show their love and support for the ailing member.

  2. God’s love. In John 3:16, the bible reads, "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." Think back to anyone you know who has a child. Would that person give up their child so that you may live? Chances are, the answer is probably, "No." On the other hand, God gave up his Son for you, for me, and for everyone so that we may have eternal life. When bad things happen in the world, and people blame God, it is an unjust accusation. Nowhere in the Bible does it say that life will be perfect, however, it does say God will be with us.

by guest blogger, Kelly


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Bryan said...

Thank you.