At a recent webinar, the presenter began by asking us, “What is your favorite season?” He offered 5 options: spring, summer, fall, winter, and election. What would you choose? Change is in the air. Yesterday, the trees were adorned in their summer “greens.” Last night, the cooler north air returned. Today, the trees will display their fall colors. Tomorrow, their leaves will cover the ground and clog up gutters. Just last week, Abby & I went for a bike ride in a t-shirt and shorts. The sky was sunny and the breeze was warm. It was perfect weather for a ride around the block. Yesterday, we went for a bike ride in similar attire and had to turn around to put on jackets and gloves. Yes, Abby promised not to tell mom. While some things never seem to change, other things change constantly. Friends, this is the rhythm of life. I’ve heard it said that the only constant in life is change. I would disagree – God is the only constant in life. More importantly, God, who is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow (Hebrews 13:8,) loves us with an unyielding, unrelenting, unwavering love. No matter what else changes in life – no matter what mistakes we make – no matter what losses we endure – no matter where we call home – God’s love does not change. “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,
neither the present nor the future, nor anything else in all creation,
will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” –
Romans 8:38-39 As we enter into the fall season – this season of change – let’s remain grounded in our faith.
Remember - faith doesn’t shield us from change. Instead, faith keeps us grounded in the midst of it. ~ Pastor Caleb