Thursday, October 18, 2012

The Same, Always the Same

Have you ever had a friend who was close to you, but then circumstances took them out of your life for a while?  Did you notice when you saw them again, they just weren't the same?

I experienced this profoundly after I left the University hospital where I had worked for fourteen years and moved to a smaller, private hospital.  I had worked very closely with the same group of women every weekend so we were friends as well as co-workers.  When I left to work at my new job, we saw little of each other.

Three months later we met again to go to an obstetric conference together. Although we were all together again, things just weren't the same, they seemed somehow different.  They had shared experiences in those three months in which I had no part. I had a whole new working environment that they knew nothing about. While it was wonderful to see them again, it was also very disappointing.

There is One Person who is always the same.  The Lord is always as He should be.  He never acts in a way that violates His nature and character.  He will always be exactly what we need when we need it.  He is and always will be, the same.

"Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever."
Hebrews 13:8

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