Posted under The Rectory Bulletin
Have you not known? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. (Isaiah 40:28–29)
The pace of change over the past few decades has been relentless. Think back to your childhood, and the house you lived in. Consider the kitchen and the gadgets in it. Picture the sitting room and what furniture there was dotted around. Was there a car in the garage, or was there even a garage? Now look around your house, and imagine what you would have made of it as a ten year old. Could you have believed that a smart phone would exist outside the realms of science fiction, or that you could pop food into a freestanding metal cupboard, and a few minutes later it would be microwaved into steaming life?
Think of those childhood diseases which are now virtually absent: polio, measles and so on. Think of the changes in attitudes to all sorts of people. What would your parents have made of it all?
This change can bewilder and sap strength. What next? Might it be running out of control? Can I keep up?
Oh Christian look up and remember that we have a God who is everlasting, who existed before all this and will out-exist all these changes. We have a God who created the ends of the earth and understands it all.
And we have a God who gives power to the faint. So be comforted.