Tuesday, October 25, 2016

"Everything is Becoming Obsolete"

Hebrews 8.13 NKJV

“In that He says, ‘A new covenant,’ He made the first obsolete. Now what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away.”

The only constant is change. Change is inevitable. Nothing you behold with your senses will exist tomorrow in the same capacity as today. Living things grow old. People age. They change. Times change and times change all things. We cannot depend on what is for long. What is becomes what was in the literal blink of an eye or a single beat of your heart. Flexibility becomes your only ally against the opposing forces of change.

The earth is in a constant state of change… earthquakes, hurricanes, and tsunamis happen. Buildings that are rigid and not bolted to solid ground crumble and are swept away at the onslaught of unrelenting geologic pressures. Structures firmly attached to terra firma and built with flexible components may sway and shake in the storm, but remain standing after the storm.

We must anticipate and embrace the storms of change, as uncomfortable or frightening as they are. Change is hardest for those hardened against it. The “new covenant” was offensive to hard-line, hard-core, hard-hearted Hebrews. A Crucified Messiah was not what they expected or wanted. It was a ‘God-thing’ nevertheless.

Remain rigid and die. Stay flexible and grounded, and you will survive the unpredictable gale forces of change. Get ready for change. “For what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away.” Prepare for something new.

“See, I am doing a new thing! Now
it springs up; do you not perceive it?”
Jeremiah 43.19a NIV

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The beautiful, hand-crafted quilts posted above are entitled "Spring Melody" and "Winds of Change" and used by permission of designer / artist Karen Eckmeier. You may veiw her incredible work at The Quilted Lizard Fiber Art Studio (http://www.quilted-lizard.com/).

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