But, this isn't really about letter jackets or boyfriends/girlfriends. It's about how there is such constant change in culture that less and less seems familiar. Once I knew what things, like high school traditions, meant. Not anymore. What was right before now is deemed wrong and what was wrong if not considered right is at least acceptable. I'm looking at a picture of my Grandpa Hawley on the wall above my desk. He died in 1976 and I know, he would be lost in the world of 2013. Technology has rendered my grandparents' world obsolete. But the changes in societal thinking has, in my opinion, far outstripped the mechanical/electronic/communication revolution. My students know little except rapid transformation in thought and device but to those of us who are older, there is a peacefulness to the familiar. I love this thought from chapter 13 and verse 8 of Hebrews:
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
I find comfort in the unchanging and unswerving nature of the Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit. When life threatens to explode or implode, our Savior is the anchor that keeps us grounded and safe from the storm, although our deliverance may be hidden from mortal sight. And so, in a world of turmoil and topsy-turvey rearrangement, we have assurance that there is always something we can depend on, a heavenly presence in our lives, even if the exchanging of a letter jacket between a boy and a girl has essentially lost its meaning. (For the record, though, I think they'd make a great couple!)
Applicable quote of the day:
|“God is unchanging in His love. He loves you. He has a plan for your life. Don't let the newspaper headlines frighten you. God is still sovereign; He's still on the throne.”|
The picture of the letter jacket is courtesy of www.moavarsity.com
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