Constants In Our Lives

“Let us hold fast to the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who has promised is faithful.”– Hebrews 10:23

As I listen to the “plop, plop, plop” sound of melting ice dripping onto my lower rooftop and look out my window at the snow that coats the trees and yards, I think to myself: “This is normal”. You see, where I live, snow is very common this time in March. March can be our snowiest month. In fact, snow has still been part of many past winters up through April. Snow in the springtime is a constant for us.

A few days ago, I needed some fresh air and a break from all the changes going on in life due to coronavirus. I took my dog and my college-age son (who is now living back at home due to school closing) for a walk around a local lake near my home. We rounded the curve by the trash can where the dog does her business, and looked up into the stark trees at a large dark form. My son pointed and said, “Is that an eagle?” Sure enough, it was. It’s dark brown body and white head stood out against the gray sky and we could see its head following our every move. We stood and watched it for awhile, sitting majestically, and eventually moved on. We observed the geese and ducks paddling around icy rims of the lake, and later that night, I saw a beautiful magenta sunset in the sky.

All of these things in nature were reminders to me that the world is still moving. That life is still happening. That there are some constants I can depend on. The sun rises and sets. The birds sing. The day lilies in my yard are pushing their first green stems up through the dirt. It reminds me that God is in our midst, that His love for us hasn’t changed, and that He will be faithful as we walk daily with Him through the challenges. I am reminded of the Scripture from Hebrews 10:23- “Let us hold fast to the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who has promised is faithful.”

So stay close to God– no social distance needed with Him. His love, mercy, and grace is our constant and our promise right now and in our days ahead, so let’s hold fast to Him.

Prayer– “God of constant Love, come to us and our world in this time of trial. Give us the eyes to see your presence in our lives, and your love and grace in our hearts each day. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.”

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