A kaleidoscope that I once owned was a cardboard tube with little bits of brightly colored plastic inside and with a hole to look through. While looking through the tube toward the light and twisting the tube, I could watch as the little bits of plastic fell into endless shapes, always changing…no two designs were ever alike.
Our lives are like that kaleidoscope; constantly changing moods, plans, loyalties, interests. Our fortunes are here today and gone tomorrow. On Monday you may get turned down during a job interview and all is gloomy and sad: on Tuesday someone invites you to lunch and on Wednesday a better job comes through and all is bright. Life constantly changes, constantly surprises, constantly keeps us off stride.
How good it is to know that we can live for a reliable, unchanging God. As unpredictable and changeable our lives on this earth are, so is the presence of God just as predictable and unchanging. We can count on God’s love. It is predictable! It is Certain! It will always be there! We can count on His forgiveness, on His strength, on His willingness to answer our prayers.
I am comforted by that.
In the Bonds of Calvary,