Clinging to the constant can bring a beautiful and abiding sense of security, filling us with an awareness of a settled place that all is right in the world. Clinging to the constant can bring a foreboding and abiding sense of dread, filling us with an awareness of a settled place that there is no option but wrong in the world. Whether the constant in our life is a source of joy, affirmation and pleasure or is a deliverer of oppression, fear and pain, the constant is not an omnipotent force over life forever more.
Our life may be adorned with loved ones, accomplishments, health, abundance and beauty. Rejoice for it and celebrate it often. Be thankful and embrace it fully for in the natural course of a lifetime, there are endings and beginnings and what happens in between may be different tomorrow than it was today. The future may be a far cry from the past, in time and in blessings.
Our life may be riddled with challenges and obstacles, pain and lack. Success seems just over the horizon like the setting sun and it feels like we are bound under the heat of noonday. Do not lose hope and do not turn back. Do not be blinded by the glare of the heat for in the natural course of a lifetime, there are endings and beginnings and what happens in between may be different tomorrow than it was today. The future may be a far cry from the past, in time and in cursings.
Clinging to the constant is a tenuous and a fragile strength, unless the constant into which we lean has the depth and the strength of the Rock of Ages. Let not the foundation of blessings on which you now stand become a stumbling block. Let not the bed of adversity on which you now lie become a prisoner’s cot.
Pouring from the Rock of Ages is grace to embrace the blessings and the cursings that surround us. Settled deep within Grace, neither the glorious blessings nor the scorching cursings will consume us if to the Rock we cling. If to the Rock we cling, our path will not become slippery when our lives are anointed with oil. If to the Rock we cling, we will not thirst when we are led through the desert.