The Times They Are a-Changing
I've always been a fan of music that I was too young to remember. I went through a phase where I only listened to music from the 60's and 70's even though I was only in diapers during the tail end of the 70's. I loved music from the British Invasion, 80's glam rock, early punk and even a bit of disco here and there...but it was musicians like Bob Dylan and other singer-songwriters that I liked the most. His song "the times they are a-changing" is a classic and a lyrical masterpiece.
Part of the reason that Bob's song was a hit is because it was true. People looked around and saw that the world was indeed changing, in some good and some bad ways. The relative peace of the 50's was giving way to the protests of the 60's and Americans saw the writing on the wall and knew that things might never be the same.
Today I look around and it's clear that this song is just as true today. It seems that the world is in chaos. Protests on the street, masks on our faces, political turmoil and deep division in our country seem ready to rip our peace to shreds. I don't know what will happen next, it seems like 2020 has given us one heartache after another and many believe that these might even be signs of the second coming near at hand.
I do know one thing that does not change. No matter how crazy this year gets, no matter how much else might change or seem in chaos; God is still the same.
1 Chronicles 16:36 says "Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting."
While we may worry or fret over the events of the days ahead, God is a solid rock on which we can depend. To quote the old Hymn, "on Christ the solid rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand."
So hold firm to the rock and even in the days that are a-changing...you will be able to depend on Him.
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