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April 26 Minute Message

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Sydney Harris wrote, “Our dilemma is that we hate change and love it at the same time; what we really want is for things to remain the same but get better.”  Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message.

Change is inevitable and happens all the time.  The 10th edition of National Geographic’s World Atlas, released in the fall of 2014, contains thousands of changes from the first edition in 1963.  For instance, Mt. Everest is now measured at 29,035 feet – 7 feet higher than the original measurement.  The Dead Sea, listed at 1,365 feet below sea level is 26 feet lower than before.  The atlas has charted the movements of glaciers, redrawn shorelines, and recorded 195 independent countries, roughly three/quarters more than we recognized in ‘63.  Change is inevitable. 

With all the uncertainty of change, is there anywhere we can turn to find consistency?  I know of only one – “God is the same yesterday, today and forever.”  Jobs come and go, friends can be fickle, tragedies strike without warning but God never fails.  Life never remains the same but following the Changeless One is the one guarantee that life will get better. 

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