I broke my cell phone this past week. I have a smart phone, nothing to fancy but I do use it quite a bit for work, and life. I would like to think that I am not one of those people that has to have a cell phone or that I am some how addicted or dependent. But regardless of how attached you maybe most of us have experienced the hassle of the need for a new cell phone. You have to try to save your contacts, pictures, podcasts, notes, ect. You have to pick the new one. Am I due an update, which should I get, do I stay with this carrier, how do I switch my number again? This is almost always followed by the dreaded facebook post “hey guys I got a new phone so shoot my your dets”. But the new cell phone is just one example of a much more common and acceptable problem. It doesn’t matter who we are we have all experienced those times in life when ever thing seems to get tossed up in the air by basically one problem. Maybe we are just super busy one week, or there is a death in the family, or we have to go out of town for work, or we are trying to decide what college to go to, or our kids are, or we are changing jobs, getting married, having a kid, sick or buying a new cell phone. Obviously these circumstances are not all equal in terms of impact or tragedy, but they do all tend to interrupt our lives, make us question things we never questioned before. These occurrences make us uneasy, anxious, and just feel weird. Life doesn’t stay the same, change is inevitable. As the old saying goes the only thing you can be sure of are death and taxes. Many of us really struggle with this change, uneasiness, and uncertainty.
Well, that old saying isn’t completely true. You can be sure of at least one other thing…. God. I’m not saying that we always understand God or that in light of God we will always understand the change in our lives. What I am saying is that it is nice having at least one thing we know won’t change.
Malachi 3:6 reminds us of this:
For I, the LORD, do not change; therefore you, O sons of Jacob, are not consumed.