From Pastor Caroline (2/4/22) . . .

February 6, 2022

“Here I am; send me!”
~Isaiah 6:8

We don’t always know what life is going to look like from one moment to the next. It seems that
things are constantly changing. I don’t know about you, but I don’t always like change. But
change happens whether we like it or not, whether we accept the changes or not.

Change looks like trying to decide about the care of a loved one. Should you keep them home?
Should you get home health? Should you put them in a care facility? Life changes and it will
never go back to the way it was before.

It’s the change of a new job. Will I like it? Will I get the hang of it? Are the people nice? Will I
fit in? What are the benefits like? What about that commute!

It’s changing classes in school each year. Or changing schools. Or going to college. Or sending
one off to college. Sometimes it’s receiving them back when college didn’t work out.
It’s a global pandemic with a mutating virus that changes the way we interact with each other, a pandemic
that changes the face of medical care and the way we do business and even worship. Change can
be difficult. It reminds us that life is uncertain. It creates a deep sense of angst that we just can’t

This difficulty must be what Isaiah was thinking when he experienced his vision of the Lord. Life was so
uncertain at the time. There was a transition of leadership following the death of the king. What
would happen? Would there be a coup? There was sure to be a level of
unrest as power plays were made at all levels. It was a time of uncertainty. Yet, it was then, in
this time of chaos and angst, that Isaiah encountered God.

When all of life is changing around us, there is one thing that remains constant. There is one
thing that remains the same. There is one thing that we can have confidence in, and that’s God.

No matter what change is going on in your life right now, you can know with great confidence
that God is unchanging. You can depend on God and all God’s promises.

Our God is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow!

Grace and Peace,

Pastor Caroline