“There’s far more here than meets the eye. The things we see now are here today, gone tomorrow. But the things we can’t see now will last forever.” (2 Corinthians 4:18, MSG)
It isn’t just clothing styles that change during our times. Hairstyles change. Products change. Technologies change. Music tastes change. Television themes change. Certainly, change is inevitable. To survive, we must all learn to cope with the many changes we face. But God wants us to do more than just cope. He wants us to experience His abundant life. He wants us to thrive. To do that, we must focus not on what is seen, but on what is unseen.
Focus on the big picture. Focus on eternity. It helps keep the change in perspective. I remind myself to experience abundant life and not to worry about the changes that I can’t control anyway.
Prayer: Eternal Father, the same yesterday, today, and forever, thank You that Your plan and purposes never waver. In a world of constant change and flux, help me keep my eyes firmly fixed on You, to see Your vision and with unshakeable resolve, follow Your leadership. Amen.
(from Voices of the Faithful compiled by Kim P. Davis, page 261 264)