The times they are a-changing

In my life-time there have been many changes, many wonderful discoveries,

advances in science, engineering, medicine and technology.  But, with progress there also comes the issue of ethics. The wonder of the internet and social media also brings with it an opportunity for people to harass, bully and threaten others whose views do not agree with theirs.

We see polarisation in politics in many countries where racism, greed and again become more important than the general good of mankind, where politicians are more focused on their own agenda than the welfare of the sick, the poor and needy.

The world is changing or progressing art a rate faster than I can cope with and I sometimes wonder what the future holds for my children and grandchildren.  Society as a whole no longer seems to care for the sick, the elderly and those with disabilities.

As Christians, how do we deal with all these changes?  Essentially we just get on living our lives, serving God and our neighbours as it were - speaking out about injustice.

Everything around us is changing, but God does not change.  His love always reaches out to us, wherever we are at in life's experience.  His presence is always with us.

The Psalmist writes that God remains the same and that his times are in God's hands.  the writer to the Hebrews says that Jesus Christ is the same, yesterday, today and forever, these words repeated in an old hymn, "All may change but Jesus never ..."

So let us focus on God's unchanging love and his presence with us.     Pat Harris LLM

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