Last night I was invited to a small party with friends from another country. Six months ago I would have gone with no hesitation. But last night when I was invited, my first thought was that the COVID cases where I live had a mild uptick. We went from mild risk back to high risk and our mayor has mandated wearing masks in public. I also wondered what would happen if anyone at the small dinner party had been exposed previous to the party. Graciously I declined and let my friends know to keep me in mind in the future.
Never in my lifetime of 62 years have I seen anything like this. However, when the old normal way closes, new ways have come about because of Jesus working in my life. I long for the days of visiting my friends from other countries in their homes to return, but new opportunities have opened up online.
During this time of turmoil, I am so thankful that Jesus never changes as it says in Hebrews 13:
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”
So while the times have changed, I can still look to Jesus who never changes. He will always be the eternal Son of God. My hope is to be flexible as times change to continue to be used by Jesus.
I am grateful Jesus anchors me in this turbulent life.
Thank you for reading. God Bless.
30 thoughts on “How Times Have Changed”
You are so right. “My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.”
Love that lyric
Amen, God will open the doors to new opportunities.
Yes he will
It is unreal, but I’m so glad Jesus never changes.
Me too little sister
Better to be safe than sorry as my mama ALWAYS would say. Bless you Brother Matt!
Listen to Mama 🤗
Yes! That’s right! 😊
These strange times are definitely inviting us to depend on His unchanging nature more than ever!
Yes they are
Yes, this time we’re living in is so strange and not in a good way. I too am grateful that our God is the same always and forever. Our need for Him seems even more apparent in this season.
It really is more apparent
I know how difficult it is to turn down events! It feels like you’re shutting out people 😢 (really you’re just keeping them safe). So thankful that you have found community online during this season!
Thank you 🙏
Amen! Times are changing rapidly, but Jesus will always remain the same.😊👣
He never will 😇🤗😇
Yes, we all have to be careful but I think it’s important to have faith. If something is in your future it’s in your future.
Same here, I was invited today and I just couldn’t go, I feel we need to be responsible to each other and try to avoid gatherings, but I felt out of balance to say no, yet it was the right thing! This will pass and life will return to saying yes..(:
Hopefully it will pass soon
It’s best to stay safe as possible during this time. Hopefully things get better in the future. Have a good day big brother. 🤗
Amen, big brother. Times change but Jesus never change. But notice how God pushes us to learn to adopt to the changes that are taking place. We serve a mighty God.
He is mighty indeed 🙂
Better to be safe than sorry I suppose…still a bummer you couldn’t go BUT knowing and standing firm in the truth that God is unchanging and stable makes it easier to accept these things are unsettling…I really don’t know how people “try” and get by without Him
It makes so much difference to know that Jesus never changes 🙂
Aww. But that was considerate of you big bro. 🤗
Yes, He never changes. Glad He is everlasting and present. 💃
I am glad too little sister that we can always depend on God 🤗
Jesus, the Anchor to our soul.
Yes he is