Everything Changes, but One Glorious Thing Never Will

“Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back, everything is different…”
“Prince Caspian” (1951), C.S. Lewis

 Isn’t it funny how a minute can last forever, but a lifetime goes by in a blink…

Around the time your children begin to leave home you start seeing the truth in both of these paradoxes. Perhaps because that’s when you really begin to reflect on the past as you search for a piece of each child to hold onto and look to the new future that awaits.

Today we’ll look at C. S. Lewis’ quote; next Wednesday, we’ll explore mine. 

Never changes but always different-

Looking back I remember…

I remember those long wonderful days of childhood. Besides the start and end of each school year, nothing much changed. How those glorious  innocent years flew by, melding together until I looked back and high school was over.  

I remember those young adult years where day after day went by in similar fashion. One ran into the other. And before I knew it, I was amazed to have already graduated college, as if 4 years hadn’t passed.

I remember those early marriage and parenthood years. One difficult, fulfilling day became the next with little fanfare. Each next transition sort of took me by surprise as I lived as a daily-focused mother and wife. 

Our anniversary numbers just somehow kept climbing. Our children just somehow kept aging: Sleeping through the night. First haircut. Out of diapers. First day of school. They all just kind of happened. 

Not there one day, but on me the next. Each day seemed like the one before, until suddenly I looked back, and it was all different. 

This year, my hubby and I celebrate 25 years of marriage. Where did those years go? And how did we get so gray? 

This year, my hubby and I send our second child off to college. When did my adorable little boy with the cute bent ear, contagious smile, and finger in his mouth become a young man? 

How did I become a mother to adults? Wasn’t it just yesterday, I said, “I do”? 

Everything Changes, But…

For now as we look back some differences are bittersweet. But one day we’ll look back (not literally, I think) and find everything gloriously different. For all Believers alike, there will be no more sickness. No more heartache. No more sorrow. No more death. All will be made right.

One day, every Christian will be ushered into his glory, welcomed into heaven by our Abba Father. Yes, everything will be different…

…and then it will always be the same: A grand and glorious existence with the Lord for the rest of eternity. [←Tweet this.]  

“Then I heard a loud voice from the throne: Look! God’s dwelling is with humanity, and He will live with them. They will be His people, and God Himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes. Death will no longer exist; grief, crying, and pain will exist no longer, because the previous things have passed away. Then the One seated on the throne said, ‘Look! I am making everything new.'” (Revelation 21:3-5)

Reflection: Do you regularly look back as a strategy for moving forward? In all areas of life (family, professional, spiritual) or a just a few? 

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Find hope in your real-life struggles. We'll chase it together! I am a wife; mom of 4 (including a young adult daughter with special needs); miscarriage mom of 5; author & follower of Jesus Christ. I write, edit, speak and enjoy everything outdoors.

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