The only thing constant is change ~ Herticules of Ephesus, 535 – 475 BC
Even though change is inevitable throughout the course of life, for some reason, it seems to be human nature to resist change. Have you noticed that sometimes there seems to be a yearning to return to the good old days? In my neck of the woods, in the Appalachian foothills, the word change seems to sometimes be a bad word. In my hometown, it is quite common for landmarks to be referenced as the place that it had been fifty years prior. For example, if you ask where the nursing school is someone who has grown up here will probably answer: It’s in the old Sears building [Sears moved from that location in 1981], you know…the old Big Bear Building [Big Bear closed in 2001], and it’s beside the old ice skating rink [the ice rink closed in 2003] that is now, incidentally, a Baptist church.
When I was in my early twenties, I embraced change as an adventure. In my thirties, I was an unwilling participant in some major life changes as a broken marriage caused life as I knew it to completely crumble. I went from a suburban stay-at-home-mom with a nice house, two car garage, and neighborhood play dates for my children, to a single mom on food stamps living with my two small children in my parents’ house. As the half-century mark approaches, stability is becoming more cherished.
Mr. Herticules (the Greek philosopher quoted above) was almost correct when he said that the only thing constant is change. In the past 47 years, life’s changes have been obvious. Some change is good and some change is not-so-good. BUT, the one thing that IS constant Our Heavenly Father. God NEVER CHANGES. Isn’t that an awesome thought?
God is the I AM. HE IS.
God is not the:
I used to be
I could have been
I will be
I should have been
I might be
No. He is the I AM. The RIGHT HERE. He is the only constant.
And, He is right here with us in the midst of change.
Picket Fences Divorce Recovery Ministries is not immune to change. In the next several months, there will be plenty of changes….for the good, hopefully.
The beginning of this blog marks a significant change. Stay tuned.