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The Misericord: A Timeless Truth in the Midst of Change

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Ryan Kiblinger

So much in our world depends on how we deal with change.  It has been said that the only constant in life is change.  Changes come in big and small ways, but we all experience them.  So how in our world do we deal with change and new challenges?  How do we keep ourselves from becoming completely lost in an ever changing world and in ever changing seasons?

The only way that we are going to be able to understand and make any sense of the changes around us is to understand what doesn’t change.  What things in our lives are foundational in such a manner as to be never changing and everlasting.  There are truly very few things that are unchanging in our lives.  But, I want to encourage you with the most important everlasting truth that any of us can know.  That truth is this.  God loves you.

This truth is as irrevocable as it is timeless.  Consider these words from Peter:

3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, 5 who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. 6 In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. 7 These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. 8 Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, 9 for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls. (1 Peter 1.3-9)

If here is any joy or comfort that you might need to receive in days of change, then might they be that indeed you are able to have hope in God.  You can have hope in a God who loves you so perfectly, so flawlessly, that it will never perish, spoil, or fade.  If this love is new news to you, I pray you receive it.  If it is not new news, I pray it encourages and reminds you.