"When Life Changes" - by Rev. Weldon Bares


The world around us is constantly changing. Technology sure does. When I was a kid our family had a black & white television set. Only three channels could be watched. That's it. Three channels. If the signal wasn’t clear, one of us would go to the roof and adjust the antennae.

At 12 midnight, the TV station signed off the air. At five o’clock in the morning, it came back on. If you wanted to change the station, you had to walk over to the TV and actually turn the dial. Oh, the hardship of those days.

It’s so different today. I can stay in my chair and change the channel, if I don’t lose the remote. And, of course, it’s color television and the size of my television is ridiculous. You can watch hundreds of channels. Sometimes there is nothing good to watch on all those channels!

Back then, we had phonograph albums and reco”rd players and 8-track tapes. Then cassettes, then compact discs.

Back in the 1980's I got my first computer: a Radio Shack TRS-80, Model 4. I thought it was so awesome because it had 64 K of memory. I was on the cutting edge. That was a day and time before Facebook, Google, Twitter, cell phones, email. Back in junior high and high school, I had thick, curly hair. Things can change.

Something that is so important to remember is this: in the midst of change there is one thing that remains constant, Jesus Christ. Scripture affirms that he is the same yesterday, today and forever. (Hebrews 13:8) In a changing world, I am so thankful for an unchanging Savior.