Hi everyone and welcome back to the Chrissie Murphy Designs blog. This is our first Connect with the Creator post for 2019! Yay!!! You know, there’s no stopping change. It’s inevitable… we’re actually in a season of change right now as we begin this new year. And change often brings uncertainty with it. None of us can predict the future, so changing from what we know, to something we don’t, can be an anxious time. Today we’re gonna look at finding comfort in the unchangeable amidst a season of change.
Here’s the thing, you’ve already encountered the comfort I’m talking about…
I know that sounds a bit like an oxymoron, “finding comfort in the unchangeable amidst a season of change”. I promise you it’s not. And I’d go so far as to say you’ve already encountered the comfort I’m talking about. You last encountered it at the beach.
Have you ever noticed the eternal, everlasting, unchanging nature of the ocean? The waves just keep coming, the tides just keep happening, they never change. Day after day waves break onto the shore, day after day tides go out and come in. The motion of the ocean never changes and there’s comfort in that.
Comfort is defined as a condition of well-being, contentment and security
If you look up comfort in the dictionary, you’ll find a few different definitions, but here’s one I really love:
1. A condition of well-being, contentment, and security.
When something is unchangeable it’s secure. It’s locked in place, it’s unmoveable and unshakeable and that brings comfort. The ocean often instills a sense of well-being and contentment, because you are in an environment that’s unchanging. You’ve found comfort in the unchangeable.
Romans 1:20 says “For His invisible attributes, that is, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen since the creation of the world, being understood through what He has made. As a result, people are without excuse.” The ocean declares the eternal, everlasting, unmovable, unshakeable and unchanging attributes of the Creator who made it.
Amidst any season of change, the Creator is there
Amidst any season of change, the Creator is there. He is unmovable, unshakeable, eternal, everlasting and unchangeable. And because of that, He is a source of comfort amidst any season of change you’re going through. The ocean is a visible taste of His invisible attributes.
We’ve just changed from 2018 to 2019 and if you’re anything like me, you’ve set goals and planned some things that will require change this year. And that’s just what you’ve decided…. but what about the change that’s inevitable in your workplaces, in your families, in your finances, in your health or in your career? Change happens…. I pray that in 2019, amidst any season of change you find yourself in, you find comfort in the one who’s unchangeable, our Creator.
Until next week, connect with the Creator, let Him inspire you. His magnificence and beauty is everywhere, even in art and craft.
Bless you my friend