after visiting a friend,
I saw a large photograph of a darling baby on one of the doors.
She was SO cute I had to stop and look up close.
A little note was posted at the bottom that read:
“X’s great, great, granddaughter.”
Wow, I keep thinking how far I’ve come in life, I thought,
but I still have a long way to go
before my oldest granddaughter has a grandchild!
What will our world be like by then?
As I drove to the corner toward home,
I thought about the coming 75th anniversary of our little church.
What would those founders think
if they could see all the changes that have taken place
since they began ministering to the children on the east side?
At that moment, I felt as if I were standing on a point in time,
realizing the certainty of change.
Some good, but others not so good.
From that spot,
looking at the uncertainty, the flexibility of life,
I found great security in looking upward,
at God, the Sovereign Lord and Creator of the universe.
Although the world around me is always changing,
God never changes.
Values and standards of the world change,
but God’s do not.
People who have been close to me
have moved out of my life for many varied reasons,
but God will always be there for me.
I used to feel fairly certain about how things would turn out,
but now, outcomes seem more uncertain.
What if I couldn’t cling to Him?
How would I feel about the future?
What about you?
Maybe you’re thinking,
I need to know God better.
That’s true of all of us.
Here are a few suggestions.
Start talking to God in whatever way is comfortable for you.
Tell Him you want Him to help you understand Him better,
that you want to understand Him as He really is.
Second, start reading the Bible,
and as you read, look for God,
take note of what He’s like.
To start, you might like to read Psalm 139.
This third suggestion is far, far less important,
but since it relates to the calling God has given to me personally,
I’ll mention it.
Many readers have benefited from seeing God in action in my two novels,
Hannah’s Promise and Transformed in Bethany.
In fact, if you’re one of these readers,
it might be beneficial to others to know about your experience.
Click on COMMENTS to the left of the title to make your remarks.
In these challenging, changing times,
I’m praying that each of you will encounter the Lord in new ways
as you reach out to Him.