11.04.2008

.:stability:.

Lana posted this on her blog today. I found it applied so well to my family that I'm stealing it. This, my friends, is the reason why we can be okay with not knowing what is wrong with Grandpa, how long it could take him to recover, how fully he will recover, or a million other questions that tempt us.

“It is just as well for us that in all the variableness of life there is One whom change cannot affect, One whose heart can never alter, and on whose brow inconsistency can make no furrows…The delight that the sailor feels when, having been tossed about on the waves, he steps again upon the solid shore is the satisfaction of a Christian when, in all the changes of this distressing life, he rests the foot of his faith upon this truth —‘I THE LORD DO NOT CHANGE.’”
The stability that the anchor gives the ship when it has at last obtained a solid hold is like that which the Christian’s hope provides him when it fixes itself upon this glorious truth.With God ‘there is no variation or shadow due to change.’Whatever his attributes were in the past, they are now;His power, His wisdom, His justice, His truth are unchanged.He has forever been the refuge of His people,their stronghold in the day of trouble,and He is still their sure Helper.He is unchanged in His love.”
Charles Spurgeon

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