A Dad For All Sesons
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever”
Heading into another Father’s Day weekend and looking back over the years so much has changed. From diapers to drivers license, from playing house to buying their own, our kids are not only grown, they are having kids of their own. Then and Now come to mind as we celebrate Fathers Day and I see how much has changed, our children are no longer babies as they are having babies of their own. They are no longer young children and I am no longer a young man.
I read a list of comparisons or contrasts titled, “Then and Now” and it caught my attention for the simple fact that back in 1975 I was just entering high school, heading into what I thought was the prime of life. Oh how times have changed between then and now.
As I read that list I laughed as I can relate to some of the changes that have taken place and even though many of the changes that have occurred I find myself being that much more thankful today for Jesus Christ, who Himself is unchanging and in control even when I am not.
I don’t know about you, loved one, but I am very thankful today that there is One who never changes. Our Heavenly Father is not only rock solid, He is our Rock, a fortress from the storm, a strong tower from the enemy, our hiding place and the list goes on. He never sleeps nor slumbers, He is always there for us, His door is always open and there is grace in His presence, help in our time of need. Everything we have need of His hand provides. God never changes. He is the perfect Father and worthy of praise as we consider our Father’s this weekend.
Yes, loved one, it’s good, very good to be reminded that One thing in this world never changes, and that is God Himself. It’s why we find peace and rest in His presence and there as well with Him is the fullness of joy. Oh thank God He never changes!
As you read this short humorous list comparing 1975 to today, know I am praying for you, my friends. I’m praying that you know in the deepest place of your being that amidst all the changes we have no control over in this life, another thing that never changes is God’s love for you! God’s love never changes because God never changes, His love for you never changes and yet His love for you will change you! Oh what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us that we should be called the children of God.
Then and Now
1975 : Long hair
2019 : Longing for hair
1975 : KEG
2019 : EKG
1975 : Acid rock
2019 : Acid reflux
1975 : Moving to California because it’s cool
2019 : Moving to Florida because it’s warm
1975 : Trying to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor
2019 : Trying NOT to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor
1975 : Hoping for a BMW
2019 : Hoping for a BM
1975 : Going to a new, hip-joint
2019 : Getting a new hip-joint
1975 : Rolling Stones
2019 : Kidney Stones
1975 : Down with the system!
2019 : Upgrade the system
1975 : Disco
2019 : Costco
1975 : Passing the drivers’ test
2019 : Passing the vision test
1975 : Whatever
2019 : Depends
“Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He said to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful.”
I LOVE YOU!
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