We recently moved our second oldest daughter, Hannah, to college. I managed to hold it together until the moment that my husband and I began to pray over her.
Change is hard even if you are expecting it.
She is only 35 minutes from us but the hardest part is knowing that life as we know it will never be the same again. They grow up in the blink of an eye and then they are off to bigger adventures.
Our family dynamic has changed over the past few years as we have gone from a close, young family to one where we are all going different directions and are rarely all in one place at the same time. In order to preserve our precious family time, we have had to change how we spend time together. Daily family meals have been replaced with a treasured, weekly family meal. Although I am thankful for the time we get, I struggle with the changes.
It is comforting to know that when life is uncertain, God will never change.
Hebrews 13:8 says “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” We can depend on Him regardless of what happens in life. He knows what the future looks like.
Often I reminisce about when my children were smaller and how I wish that I could go back, but then I realize that the best part is yet to come. I look forward to seeing how each of my children uses the gifts that God has given them as they move into the next chapter of their stories.
Lately I have had the lyrics running through my mind from the song “God of All My Days” by Casting Crowns:
Each step I take
You make a way
And I will give You all my praise
My seasons change, You stay the same
You’re the God of all my days
I will rest in God’s constant presence and trust the journeys that lie ahead.
See you Sunday as we start the FAQ sermon series. I am looking forward to hearing what the Bible says about women in the church.
Children’s Ministry Director