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THINGS ARE ALWAYS CHANGING

Things are always changing. Change is something that I am open to, because I have come to realize that nothing stays the same. Change is good. After this unbelievable pandemic that still affects our lives, we need a change. Not only that, but countless people are struggling just trying to make ends meet. They need a change. There are those who are reeling from the pain and grief of the loss of a loved one. They need a change. The number of things in our personal lives that need to be changed is enormous. Changing of the seasons gives us hope. I love spring and summer, but I recognize that in a few months, fall and winter will come. It is a part of life. Not only do seasons change, but also our lives change daily from infancy to youth to adulthood. To enjoy each season is a blessing. I would argue that those who are older are still trying to act young and have not yet adjusted to their seasons. On the other hand, those who are young are trying to act older and are missing their youthful blessings of life. I could write a volume of books about our reluctance to change our lives in the house of God. We want things to stay the same. The older we are, the more we want things to stay the same. However, rest assured whether we like it or not, things are changing. Ecclesiastes 3:1 speaks of the seasons and changes in life.

 “So if you are suffering in a manner that pleases God, keep on doing what is right, and trust your lives to the God who created you, for he will never fail you.”

In this deep and moving passage, the writer indicates that there is a season for everything. There is a time to be born, a time to die, a time to plant and a time to harvest. Most of us have heard these words before, but unfortunately far too many have not applied them to our lives. There is a time for everything under heaven, Solomon writes. We need to take advantage of those times and changes. In this chapter, he writes that nothing can be added or taken from it. God’s purpose is that people should worship, love, and fear Him. What has happened in the future has happened before for God repeats what He does. There is nothing new under the sun with God. So, as I end this devotion, I would simply say, “Be open to change. For nothing stays the same.”