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10/14/2022 11:55:00 AM

“God saw all that He had made was very good.” Have you ever considered that God made the world and all that is in it is very good? I am convinced that we have corrupted the perception of creation through our decisions as human beings. Just as in the Garden of Eden, the one tree with forbidden fruit, humans couldn’t leave it alone. Still, all that God had made was very good. When God declares it very good it is very good.

It also occurs to me, the earth's tectonic plates have moved since the beginning of creation and therefore, this earth and all of creation are in motion, dynamic motion. We seem to be, as human beings, consumed with trying to slow the changes of time down. The earth's terrain changes with the passage of time and natural elements such as rain, wind, temperature, and time. Coastlines change; and yet, we try to control these to last in the same location over and over. Human beings change as we grow older and we try to control those coastlines as well.

The one constant in God’s creation is change. Change was built into creation noticed mostly in the passage of time. In heaven, time, as we know it, may cease to exist and we will live in a perpetual now. With the belief that God created heaven and earth, we should rest in the comfort that all things change eventually. Change is good when we get well from being sick, or as we age we are able to understand more about the world we live in, or when the weather is too much of anything and we get a taste of fall, winter, spring, and summer. Some change can be difficult when it is the decay of our universe, illness comes upon us, or when someone’s spirit goes from good to bad.

Change is a creation of God. We should look to receive unwelcome change with God’s hand at the ready for us. We should seek to embrace change when it is the promise of a better day. How we engage change good or bad, says a lot about how we trust in God. Is He with us in change or not? Are we with him in change or not? I hope we can all say we trust God in change whether our first instinct is to declare it bad or good. Ultimately, God’s creation was made with change throughout all aspects of creation. I trust God, I hope I can flow in change as God would have me rather than resist the unfolding of God’s creation as in the spirit of one who resist God. I simply pray that God will guide me in my encounters with change as He would desire. I also would pray, though He doesn’t change in His nature as we change, I would embrace what He leads me to, for then I know and trust Him to lead me through. To God be the glory.

1 - Jackie Dameron Farm Bureau

1-Eddie Sigmon

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