Sunday, June 29, 2008

the changing table

We enjoyed strolling through a massive yard sale yesterday at a local neighborhood.  Something like 30 families had emptied their homes of treasures in need of new homes.  Pictures, toys, clothes, golf clubs and knick-knacks of all descriptions were available for great bargains.  Our daughter Meredith was with us and she spotted a furniture item that was particularly appropriate (as she approaches having a new baby): a "changing table".  It was well constructed and included baskets for necessary storage.  The price was right and she made the purchase.  I thought about the term "changing table" and how life calls for constant change (admittedly of a different aroma than an infant requires).  What if you could buy a changing table that you could sit at, as an adult, and be confident that the change you needed (facing a decision, dealing with dilemma's, handling greater responsibilities, coping with relationship difficulties) would be done in your life (perhaps just as surely as a baby's changes are made on their table)?  I suppose we can have that confidence, because the Lord has committed to be in the middle of the changes we need, seeing us through every issue and helping us grow to maturity.


Psalm 102:25 Of old You laid the foundation of the earth,
         And the heavens are the work of Your hands.
 26 They will perish, but You will endure;
         Yes, they will all grow old like a garment;
         Like a cloak You will change them,
         And they will be changed.
 27 But You are the same,
         And Your years will have no end.



Rob Smith

No comments:

Post a Comment