A Message for You – June 18, 2009

A constant among the change

by PASTOR DICK RILEY
Rockford United Methodist Church

Well-known preacher, Charles Spurgeon, once told of a time when he was riding in the country and came upon a farm. As he looked at the barn, he noticed that it had a weather vane on which the arrow had these words inscribed: “God is love.”

Spurgeon approached the farmer and asked, “What do you mean by that? Do you think that God’s love is changeable-that it turns and changes about just as that arrow turns in the winds?”

“Oh, no,” said the farmer. “What I mean by that weather vane is that whichever way the wind blows, God is still love.”

Like it or not, we all live in a world of change. Every day, something new is being invented, discovered or tried. Every day, life comes at us with some new opportunities, some new challenges or some new problems. As the old Indian proverb states, “No one can stick their foot in the same river twice.” Why? Because the river is always moving-always changing. So is life. Sometimes the changes are good, and other times they bring trouble and worry. But can you imagine how dull life would be if there were never any changes?

But with all the changes that are going on around us, as well as within us, how good it is to know that there is something-Someone-who is constant, upon whom we can always depend, and who will never change. That Someone is Jesus Christ, of whom the author of Hebrews wrote, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever!”

Do you need an unchanging constant in your life? Worship this week at the church of your choice, and begin to develop that deep, personal relationship with Him who will never change-Jesus Christ, the author and giver of Life Everlasting!

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