Monday, January 19, 2009

The Future of Planet Earth

(Photo by Hazel King)

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness… it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair…”

These words were penned by novelist Charles Dickens in 1859, yet the words fit equally well in these modern times. Many people are near despair, thinking there are only dark days ahead. Others are filled with hope, believing that positive change is coming. Which viewpoint is right? Probably both are right in some ways. Someone has said that the only constant in life is change. Someone else said that the more things change, the more they stay the same. There is a higher authority than Charles Dickens, a greater literary masterpiece written by God himself. The one thing we can count on is the one who never changes, who remains constant and faithful regardless of the circumstances. In a world filled with uncertainty, it is easy to become fearful and discouraged. The antidote to fear is faith in the one who has remained faithful to us since before the world began and is with us always, even unto the end of the world. We don’t know what the future holds for Planet Earth, but we know God holds the future in his hands. This truth will never change.

“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever.” (Hebrews 13:8, KJV)

By Hazel King
© 2009

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