Finally, after seven years of trying and waiting, a child. But we had to wait a bit longer. Complications with the adoption agency really slowed things down – the agency had three social workers but in a very short time one quit, one died, so only one was left – but 2 ½ months later, we brought him home, and on Sunday he will be 27. And he now has a family of his own.
Few events trigger a more thorough GPS-life-recalibration than the birth of a child. A variety of events can cause us to re-examine and re-evaluate priorities, ranging from the good news of a financial windfall to the difficult news of a personal medical crisis and or the death of someone close to us. And without divine GPS, without the Word of God, to keep us on track, we would become quite lost.
God himself has quite a bit to say about his unchanging, powerful nature. Meditate on these precious passages to be reminded of the importance of paying attention to the unchanging divine GPS of God’s Word:
- “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” (Hebrews 13:8)
- “Certainly I, the Lord, do not change. That is why you, sons of Jacob, have not come to an end.” (Malachi 3:6)
- “Grass withers, flowers fade, but the Word of our God endures forever.” (Isaiah 40:8)
- “Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the eternal God. He is the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired, and he will not become weary. No one can find a limit to his understanding.” (Isaiah 40:28)
- “To eternity, O Lord, your word is fixed firmly in the heavens.” (Psalm 119:89)
- “Before the mountains were born, before you gave birth to the earth and the world, from eternity to eternity you are God.” (Psalm 90:2)
Grateful with you for our unchanging God,
Pastor Stephen Luchterhand