“IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE”

Oh how fast things change in our lives.  And they change on a daily basis.  In fact, in a moment.  A split second.  Or in the blink of an eye.   We sit and plan our lives out, by the hour, by the day, by the month and year.  We even make plans for years in advance.  We plan for everything.  Weddings, parties, careers, our retirement.  We even plan own funerals.  And that’s ok, because someone once said, that when we fail to pan, then we plan to fail.  And although that may be truth, when we do plan, we must learn to plan with purpose, and with the knowledge that,   ALL PLANS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.  And that they can change in the blink of a eye.   Because guess what?  Everyday brings a change.  Sometimes for the good, sometimes for the bad, but one thing is certain, and that is this; EVERYTHING MUST CHANGE, and we are in control of NOTHING.  All we can do is plan, and hope and dream.  And THAT means that we MUST make our plans with our creator first and foremost in the front of them. Try as we might to make things turn out just the way we want them to, it doesn’t always happen that way.  We hope, and we pray, and we try, but must Inevitably come to the realization that God controls EVERYTHING.   I have seen people go from rags to riches or vis versa seemingly over night.  Children seem to grow inches everyday.  We turn our heads or blink our eyes and they have transformed.  Our babes change from babes in need of our constant care, to young men and young women, ready to spread their wings and fly.  Ready to meet the challenges and yes the obstacles undoubtedly come. but will enable them to become the great men and women that they are destined to become.  Before we know it, we may have gained or lost a home, a job, or things that we deem important to our very existence.  And  of course, our lives change dramatically when someone we love becomes the fragrant aroma in the nostrils of our Lord, and is silently, but abruptly taken from us in death.   And in the blink of an eye we are left to feel the loneliness, the emptiness and the pain of loss of one so precious and dear to us.

Yes, everything MUST change.  I, for one, don’t particularly care for change.  Sometimes it hurt.  Sometimes it makes me feel uncomfortable, and sometimes disoriented.  But can feel when change  is coming even before it gets here.  But dear heart, it is inevitable that everything in this life can and will change.  It is in the words of the great singer/musician George Benson who said it best in his song, “Everything Must Change” that I voice this same simile.  “Everything must change, nothing stays the same.  Every thing must change, nothing stays the same.  The young become the old.   Mysteries do unfold.  But that’s the way of time, nothing and no one goes unchanged.  There are not many things in life you can be sure of; but that rain falls from the clouds and sun lights up the sky, and hummingbirds do fly.”  But, there are still a few things other than that, that will never change and that you can be sure of; and that one thing is, that God is the same, yesterday, today and forever.  And that the word of God is true and sure.  And that heaven and earth SHALL surely pass away, but God’s word will stand forever.  Now, THAT will NEVER change.

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