Reflection - Art Williams
Nothing is more common to the human experience than change. Babies grow into adulthood; the young become older; seasons change but our God remains the same. James 1:17-18 says “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” In times of trial or success we depend on Christ. Romans 5:2-5, “We rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. 3 Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5 And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.” With God's love we can not only love him, but we can love ourselves and each other. Keep pressing on and expect God’s best in the new year. Be encouraged!