Changing Seasons and an Unchanging God


By Britainy Sholl,U.S. Director of The Forsaken Children The day the Lord created hope was probably the same day he created spring. - Bernard Williams

I love this time of year.  Everything is in bloom, the sun shines brightly and every sunset looks like a painting.  I often wish the weather would stay just like this.  But we all know that summer comes, and then winter.  While I love Christmas time, I truly miss the beauty that spring brings.  That’s the time I begin to once again look forward to March and April.  And this cycle continues,  the beauty of spring and the grey of winter.

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1

We live in an ever-changing world.  What can we know for certain?  The Bible answers this question for us in Isaiah 40:8.  The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever.

The homeless children in Ethiopia are always on my mind.  Their lives are unstable and their futures are uncertain.  Like the changing seasons, these kids tend to go through ups and downs.  But thankfully, they can know that the promises of God stand forever.  His word is always true and never changes.  While everything else in this world may fall apart, God doesn’t.

Beneficiary 13

When the kids walk through the doors of our TFC Drop-In center each day, this is the message that they are given over and over again, God’s love endures forever.  They receive meals, showers, clean clothes, tutoring, counseling, and care- but the most important thing we can offer, is the love of Christ.

Nothing else is certain and no one else can change our hearts like Jesus.  While the beauty of spring is on display now, we know this season will end.  But I’m glad my future is in the hands of my Lord and Savior.  That’s something I can count on.  And, that is what the kids in Ethiopia are counting on.  This is why TFC exists.

The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever. Isaiah 40:8