What was the weather like at your house yesterday? It was sunny and 76 degrees in Atlanta. People were walking around in shorts and flip flops. Today it’s raining and dropping in the 40s. It’s crazy how the weather can change so drastically in less than 24 hours. I’ve often heard it said,
If you don’t like the weather in Atlanta, just wait five minutes.”
Is it any wonder one of the first things I do in the morning is check the weather, even if I watched the weather forecast the night before.
The weather isn’t the only thing that changes. I love to gather with friends and reminisce about times gone by. One thing that always seems to hold true is things look differently on the other side of the experience. The house of my early childhood seemed huge at the time, but now I realize it was less than 1500 square feet. Some of the bad things we lived through don’t seem nearly as bad in retrospect. On many occasions I’ve seen people, including myself, laugh or brush off something as minor later in life that seemed horrific in the moment.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 says.
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain, a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.”
Circumstances change. Some things remain the same, some go, and time rolls on.
There is only one constant in the world and that is Jesus.
Hebrews 13:8 testifies to this,
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”
Since He is the only thing we can always count on, the only constant in our lives, why not go to Him. When things are going well, go to Him in praise and thanksgiving. When things are bumpy or seem like there’s no hope, cry out to Him. Either way, He will be there.
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