Sharon has been going through a season of change in her life. There have been positive changes like the start of her online business and the news that she’s pregnant after years of infertility. Now, she and her husband are in the middle of buying their first home.
But along with these changes, there have been some losses, too. Her mother passed away after a lengthy battle with an illness and her best friend moved to another country.
With so much changing, Sharon has found comfort in focusing on the things that haven’t changed. Her husband’s encouragement and support have been steadfast. Her friend’s continued text messages and notes make her feel loved.
But more than that, she’s thankful for the fact that God’s unchanging character. She often finds herself saying, “When everything changes, God doesn’t.” Those five words give her the courage and the confidence to embrace this season of change.
In our Planning for Grace online spirituality program, we talk about Bishop Robert Barron’s analogy of living on the “Rota Fortuna,” the ever-turning “wheel of fortune” versus shaping our life into the pattern of a Rose Window, with Jesus at the center of our lives and everything else ordered around our relationship with Him. The Rose Window is a great model for our spiritual lives because it focuses us on the unchanging love of Jesus.When everything changes, God doesn’t. Click To Tweet
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