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Same God Now and Then

Times change; sometimes quickly and sometimes for the worse.

In this 21st century where all the world’s news is at our fingertips, one can become despondent and discouraged. It’s easy to get emotionally swept along in all the bad things that are happening and what could happen.

Whether one is worried about politics, terrorism, sickness, the economy, or the future in general, there’s always something else that can be added to the proverbial scales of fear.

But I read something this week that encouraged me: a shining reminder in a sea of uncertainty. I was reading in Ephesians chapter 1 which pointed out that “[God’s power is] far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every title that can be given, not only in the present age but also in the one to come” (1:21 NIV).

Ultimately, God is in control and making the decisions. He was in control during Moses’ time, during the exile of Israel, during Jesus’ ministry, and even today as I type this. It is immensely comforting that the good God who always makes the best decisions is ultimately the one watching over everything.

The world that my children, and even my great-great-great grandchildren grow up in will have the same God in power and loving them. It’s the same God now and then.

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