It’s Saturday morning, February 25th in the Prayer Lair. The windows are open and it is beautiful outside. This may sound ordinary, but I live in New Jersey, so this spring air is rare at this time of year. It’s already 54 degrees, headed for 71 and thunderstorms later. Tomorrow it will be back to a more seasonable high of 47 degrees.
These past few days of unseasonably springlike weather have been glorious and reaffirmed my awe of God’s creation. There’s a smell of spring, an earthy, green, tentative freshness that you can inhale. There’s a sound of spring too. Many more birds have joined the chorus of praise and are happily hailing yet another season to be fruitful and multiply.
Knowing we will slip back to the late wintry temps we are accustomed to draws a parallel to the changeability of our lives. Relationships, health, finances, and circumstances can be unpredictably changeable at times. Sometimes these changes are volatile and jarring, like the nearly 30 degree temperature change that will descend upon us tomorrow. But, some things are predictably and comfortingly constant:
No matter the season, all these things remain steadfast, fixed pronouncements of who He is. I find great comfort in His unwavering nature, despite the inconsistencies of life and my own human heart. So the windows are flung wide for now, allowing the aroma and songs of spring to flood in. Later, they’ll be tightly shut in anticipation of the chilly blast of tomorrow. In either case, my God reigns and lavishes me with loving-kindness, regardless of what is going on.
I find great comfort in His unwavering nature, despite the inconsistencies of life and my own human heart.
A few verses for reflection on this notion are:
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. -Hebrews 13:8
Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow. -James 1:17
For I, the LORD, do not change; therefore you, O sons of Jacob, are not consumed. -Micah 3:6
Thank you Lord for being my Constant. I love you and am grateful that, in every season, You are with me.
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