The night air is beginning to chill as I am sitting in my Son room; the insects are making their music as the sky continues to darken. Everything continues tonight as it did last night and it will continue the same tomorrow night. And yet, for me, I’m saying, “Nothing will ever be the same.” My mother-in-law passed away early last Sunday morning; a very dear friend of mine also passed away on Monday, so there were two funerals: one on Wednesday, and one on Friday. Friday also marked what would have been Autry’s and my 55th anniversary. So, yes, the emotions were running high this week.
It’s true, nothing will be the same and I don’t expect it to be. Life goes on; life changes, but my God never changes; His Word and His promises never change and I am so very thankful for that. So, when God says, “to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord (in heaven) II Cor. 5:8; when He says “I will never leave you or forsake you,” Heb. 13:5; when He says, He is my strength, Phil. 4:13, my shield, Ps.33:20, my comforter, Isa. 61:2; I can rejoice and be thankful no matter what changes come my way; no matter what heartaches penetrate my life.
My God is a great God and in Him do I trust. I pray you are doing the same no matter what life is handing you today. God does not change.