Wednesday, October 23, 2013


My grandson Jackson is perhaps one of the cutest little boys I have ever known. (Not that I am biased in the least.)  He is impish, serious, athletic and awkward all at the same time.  And he seems to be unchanging.

His little sister and I were looking at pictures of them yesterday and I noticed that while Emma's looks have changed dramatically over the last six years, seven year old Jackson looks exactly like one year old Jackson.  Well, he is of course bigger, and perhaps more snaggly-toothed than his younger version.

Jack, however, is just Jack.  He is always the same -- loving, kind, tender, helpful and sweet.  It is comforting to know that for seven years, he hasn't changed.

There is a greater comfort though, and that is to know that our Lord and our God does not change.  Imagine if He was a capricious sort, one way one day and different the next.  The lack of constancy would make our lives as Christians unbearable.

What a joy to know that even though our earthly world crumbles around us, God is still the same.  He is the One that we can always count upon and the only One, in fact, that we ever need.

"Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever."
"For I am the LORD, I change not;"

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