Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Funny the way it is

Listening to the Dave Matthews Band this morning, one of my favorite songs of theirs came on Jam On (Sirius radio!). "Funny the Way it is" is from their new CD (yes, groups still put them out even though more and more people just download them. I am still in the dark ages. I buy CDs and then rip them to my computer. I would do vinyl if I could!) It is a unique song and gets me thinking.

Funny the way it is if you think about it, one child walks 10 miles to school while another dropping out, Funny the way it is right or wrong, one man's broken heart is another man's favorite song. And when you think about it, that is so true. One person is in the middle of a crisis while another is dancing happily because life is so good. One person is rejoicing at the birth of a child while another is mourning the loss of a loved one. What a world we live in. And the fact is, we can be up one minute and down the next. One phone call will fill our hearts with joy that is never ceasing, until the next phone call that sends us into the depths of despair. Funny the way it is if you think about it.

How do we survive all this? By turning to the One who is never changing, to the One who is right there with the joyous phone call and with the terrifying phone call. We turn to the One who has been to the mountain top with us and also into the valley of the shadow of death. "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and tomorrow." (Hebrews 13:8 NIV) Never changing with the tides of life, Jesus is the constant. "We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure." (Hebrews 6:19a NIV)

Things change. Life never stays the same. But Jesus Christ is always the same - the anchor, the rock, the security that we need in this world that is just plain crazy. Funny the way it is, if you think about it, Jesus remains the same, no matter what happens in our lives. Thanks Jesus for being the one firm thing in my life. The phone is going to ring and things are about to change.....

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