As a child I was blessed to grow up on the shores of the mighty Lake Superior. Days of long boat rides were the days that were the best. With the sun shining down on my face, the smells of the lake, and the views of nature- the all around atmosphere was perfect.
While adventuring through life I have learned that one thing is inevitable: change.
People change; they grow older, some new people are born, others have died. Jobs may change, houses may get sold or bought, and other houses may get remodeled.
Presidents change, politics change, the general view or belief of our country may change.
Laws change, interests change, health changes, and even technology will change. Life never seems to stand still.
Change can be good or change can be bad. No matter which one, change in the world always occurs.
But, there is one thing in life that does not change: God. Hebrews 13:8 says, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.”
While my life has been always changing rapidly the last few years due to new babies being born and health to attend to, I have not had much of the chance to go on a long boat ride. A few days ago, after several years, I was blessed to ride the same path in a boat as I did as a child.
Several years later, the sunshine that warmed my face one as a child was the same. The smells of the mightly Lake Superior were the same. The landscape was the same. Even the bitter coldness of the water was the same. If I were to close my eyes and pretend I couldn’t remember the last ten years or so of change, the atmosphere and nature of God’s creation was indeed: the same; the exact same as how it was when I was a child.
No matter what you go through in life whether it be a new career or new house, new child or loss of a loved one, be assured that God never changes. Spend some time out in nature away from everything: away from distractions of technology, chores, and goals- and notice how God is constant; God stays the same- yesterday, today, and forever.
There is a wonderful book that really captures how God speaks to us through being in nature and at the shore of a lake. This book is: Devotions from the Lake by Thomas Nelson.