"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever." (Hebrews 13:8)
When life gets overwhelming, I like to take a walk. If I turn left out of my house and walk directly down the center of the neighborhood, I can reach the back of the subdivision in five minutes. I take a deep breath as I walk out of the neighborhood and into the wide open space of the cornfields. This is where the road ends. This is where the chaos ends. This is where I can see for miles and take in the beauty that surrounds me. Mountains, palm trees, sunrises and sunsets. This is my little oasis of peace.
But today when I approached the corn field, I saw little sticks coming out of the ground. A bulldozer to the left. Spray painted lines on the ground.
The corn field is being turned into another neighborhood. My oasis is gone.
I started thinking about how much change has been going on in my life this offseason. And how much change is sure to happen as this new season gets going. I wanted to throw my hands up and yell, "What's next?!"
That's when God gently reminded me that many things are next. Life is next. Things change. Especially in this baseball life. But He, the one who made the universe, the one who made me, the one who saved me, will never ever change.
The more things change, the more I will cling to The One Who Remains The Same.
Prayer: God, thank you for reminding me that my soul finds rest in you alone. You are my salvation, my fortress. As I cling to you, may your strength sustain me through all of life's changes.
Suggested Reading: Psalm 18