Tomorrow, there wouldn’t be white sand to sink my toes in or a vibrant blue ocean to take a dip in. The gray interstate would lie ahead as we crossed state lines and returned to our Indiana home.
On the last day of my family’s spring-break vacation, I sat in reflection. I knew there would be wonderful memories that only a vacation could bring, along with a little sadness that the week had ended.
I was on our beach-front balcony reading my Bible as the thoughts of our departure swirled through my mind. Feelings that not only was a vacation ending but that everything else seems to end and change. Our lives are a whirlwind of change.
Every year we grow older. Relationships deepen or weaken, careers change, and new loved ones are given while old ones are taken. We either welcome the changes or avoid them at all costs. I have stayed in unhealthy relationships too long just to avoid change. I have purchased countless health products to avoid the change of my appearance. Time has taught me change is unavoidable and best when embraced.
I felt the familiar peace wash over me as I took my solace in the one thing that never changes: God's love. He isn't fickle. He doesn't love me only when I am at the top of my game—a success in the eyes of the world. He has seen me entrenched in my deepest scandal and loved me the same. He has seen me hopeless and yet thought I was worthy. He has seen me feeling useless and whispered "I made you special for a great purpose. It’s still waiting for you."
Though the scenery may be different, the words in my Bible are the same. God's love hasn't changed. He is the one constant in life that will get us through whatever change the world throws our way.
Embrace and stand firm in God’s Word. Yell "bring on the change" with the confidence that God is standing next to you. He always has and always will. He offers you a promise of constant love and established steps in a world full of change.
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