The ebb and flow of change

Erica Pearson,


It is as inevitable as the ebb and flow of the sea.  Change, by itself, can be a hurtful thing.  It’s the process of change that is beautiful.

Look at the sea, a place known for bringing about peace and calming.  Yet, the waves sing Sand-Ripples-Changea song of change. The old washed away and new brought forth.  As the water touches the sand and pulls it back and forth it creates beautiful ripples underneath.  Every second a new pattern of crevices is left for a brief moment, until the water returns and flows through every turn dancing in its newly created pattern.  The sand is never the same.  It is changed daily – every moment, every second.

If we look close enough we will find that everything in Creation speaks to change, and yet our souls cry out for a constant!  We fight change with all our beings.  We buy anti-wrinkle cream, and we stay in jobs we hate.  We do not welcome change.

Why then, if we hate it, must everything always be changing?

We must remember change was not His initial, perfect design.  Creation, in Him, was PERFECT.  The garden was always beautiful.  There was no need for rain because the Lord nourished it.  There was no need for seasons, creation rested in His perfect climate control.

And then we chose – and CHANGE entered the world.  And every day since that fruitful choice, we cry!

We cry out for a constant and He says – “I AM. ”
We cry out for things to stay the same and He says – “I DO.”

Change is the catalyst that points us to Him.  He did not leave us in our sin.  He provided a way back to Him.  He promised He would “work all things together for our good.”

He is the only constant in this world.

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

                                                               – Romans 8:28


4 thoughts on “The ebb and flow of change

  1. Wow Erica. Your writing about change gives me a new perspective about this!! So much I have never considered about change. I think for me, change is a fear of the unknown. I get really comfortable in my confort zone. Wow again Erica Pearson. GREAT ARTICLE!!!!!!

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