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Little these days remains the same

POSTED: June 14, 2010 12:00 p.m.
Have you bought your iPad yet? I have to admit that mine still safely resides at a store somewhere. For that matter, I don’t even have an iPod yet. How backwards is that?
I bought a CD player/radio with an iPod station a few years back. I keep it in my office at church, and many people have commented on it. They are always amused (and some are amazed) when they learn that I don’t have anything to put in the station.
I admit it. I still own LP records and have a turntable to play them on. I still have cassettes, and I am sure I will have CDs until the day I die.
What can I say? I was born in 1959. I don’t text or twitter either, but that is another story.
The fact is that I still cling to many of the old things that are more familiar to me. I still say that Henry Aaron is the greatest homerun hitter of all time. I have pretty much the same hairstyle that I wore in sixth grade, though it is much shorter. And I intend to drive my 2001 Chrysler Concorde until it will no longer budge.
Of course, I know that some new things are good. As much as I hate to admit it, the computer has made my life easier – more complicated in some ways, but on the whole easier. I am glad that I can control the temperature in my home and office with the push of a button. I like being able to talk to my dad while driving down the road.
But some things never change, and they should not. The story of God’s grace and love remains the same throughout the ages. We may tell it in different ways, but the Bible is clear on this issue.
It says that God is “the same today, yesterday, and forever.” That is simply a reminder that He is faithful, He can be trusted, and He loves us.
In many ways when I preach and teach, I am saying many of the same things I said last week, and the week before and on and on. I try to say it in fresh and interesting ways, but the story is the same. God loves us. We don’t deserve it, but He still loves us. He wants the best for us, and will help us if we will trust Him.
Do you trust Him? Are you willing to follow Him? Following the Lord will not make every trouble go away.
But when we follow, He has promised to never leave us nor forsake us. He will always be with us, and we can count on that.
I am glad that God can be trusted. I’m going to continue to do just that.
 

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