The older I get the less I like things to change. I fight it tooth and nail if necessary. With all the younger staff at my church, I’ve had to learn to prepare myself for change. They do not like things to get too stale and while I appreciate that, I’m the one who feels the most “backward” on the staff and the worship team. I guess that’s bound to happen when you get to be my age. But change is a difficult thing for us all. I remember having to move from my elementary school in North Omaha, Blessed Sacrament, to High School at Holy Name. I hated the change and I was only 14! What’s up with that? I think it shows that when we get comfortable, it’s difficult to adapt to change no matter how old we are. It was certainly true for me.

Everything changes! One of the songs I enjoyed in the 1960’s was “Where are you going?” The first verse went like this:

Where are you going, my little one, little one,
Where are you going, my baby, my own?
Turn around and you’re two,
Turn around and you’re four,
Turn around and you’re a young girl going out of my door.
Turn around, turn around,
Turn around and you’re a young girl going out of my door.

It’s all a part of growing up and there’s nothing we can do to stop it. The older I get the more incredible it becomes to me. I sweat over my Sunday sermons and Sunday comes and Sunday goes. I look forward to time with the family. The family comes and the family goes. Nothing can stop it! It’s very unsettling at times and it causes one to ponder the purpose of it all. What does it really matter anyway? It’s here for a moment and then gone. Dust in the wind! Sand through the hour glass of time. Etc. The bottom line for me is that through it all there is something that never changes. Look at these brief verses from God’s Word: Malachi 3:6 (NIV) I, the Lord, do not change! Jeremiah 31:3 (NIV) I have loved you with an everlasting love. Psalm 119:159 (GN) Your love never changes.

Romans 8:38 (TM) … nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, today or tomorrow, thinkable or unthinkable — absolutely nothing can get between us and God’s love…