From the Pastor's Desk
Isaiah 43:18-19 “But forget all that—it is nothing compared to what I am going to do. 19 For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.
On Monday, I was sitting in my office thinking about what to write for the August news article. As my mind began to wander, this thought came to mind, this August will be different than any other August in the last 21 years. Of course, every year is different, and now every month is dramatically different than the next.
What makes this August different for me is all my kids are out of the public-school system. I remember an August not too many years ago when I had to go to Hardinsburg Elementary School, Breckinridge County Middle School, and Breckinridge County High School for open houses. Hallelujah, this year I don’t have to go to any. But the downside is all those kids are now in college.
There will be a lot of changes this year if all the kids go back to college and live on campus. Nissa and I will be entering the world of empty nesters. It will be strange, but I’m looking forward to spending less money on food, water, and electricity. But I can’t get too excited, because what we save, we will spend on college.
In 2020 we have seen so many things change. The way we live, work, and worship have totally changed. Some of these changes have been good, some not so good.
What does God say about change? Isaiah 43:18-19 “But forget all that—it is nothing compared to what I am going to do. 19 For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.
The one thing which has carried me through this time is waiting in anticipation about what God is going to do through this crazy time we are living in. I don’t know what God is going to do, but I do know this life is always going to change. Kids grow up, get their drivers license, go to college, get a job, move out, fall in love, get married, and then have kids of their own. Maybe the order isn’t always perfect, but there is one thing that will never change.
Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. So, no matter what else changes in 2020, God’s grace, mercy, guidance, and love will never change.
And that, my friends, is something worth holding on to.
In God’s Great Love,