God is the only constant in our lives
Isn’t it amazing how quickly time passes? Am I the only one who can believe that I became this old over night? Are you concerned when you look in the mirror and an older you looks back at you? On the other hand, what a joy it is to gain the years that we have. No matter what your age, it is a learning experience every single day. To be alive is obviously wonderful, enjoying your friends, traveling to those favorite places, spending time with your family (including the grand or great-grandchildren), making memories to last a life time and beyond is a terrific blessing that we sometimes overlook.
During these years we face many changes in various regards. One day it is bad for you to use sugar, but then the artificial sweetener isn’t good for you either. Then we find out sugar is okay in moderation, or we are told a certain practice is wrong only to find out it isn’t. So the confusion in life starts early. Should we do this or not, eat this or not? Where is the consistency in things? Consistency isn’t in things because man is inconsistent. God is the constant in our lives. For example, Genesis 8:22 “While the earth remains seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.” This, my friend is consistent. Hebrews 13:5 “Be free from the love of money and be content with what things you have; for He hath said, I will never leave you nor forsake you.” This my friend is consistency. The Bible gives us the stability we long to have. Man tells us one thing but then does another, God tells us something and then blesses us because He is God.
No matter how much or how fast time passes, God is our only constant in life. So many scriptures give us hope and peace and reveal the goodness of God. Ps. 19:1-2 “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the works of His hands. Day after day they pour fourth speech; night after night they display knowledge.” Okay, one more: Jude 24-25 “To Him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you before His glorious presence without fault and with great joy-to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forever more.”
I am thinking, let the time pass by, let the ages roll on because everyday that passes only makes me one step closer to being with my Lord for ever. Enjoy the reflection you see in the mirror because you have been made in the image of God.
(“From the Pulpit” is a weekly sermon provided by the clergy members of The Weirton Ministerial Association)