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Trusting in the changing

A devotion on change

“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.” - Revelation 22:13 

Growing up, I hated change. I hated the idea of family traditions fading away, having my school schedule change as I aged up in grades, and sometimes I still cringe at the thought of having my morning and night routine interrupted!  Even though time helps human hearts to adapt to change over time, change can still be a scary word.

Change might mean the loss of a job, friend or a loved one, where you find yourself looking for what’s next. Change can mean spending the holidays away from the place you have always called home for the first time in your life. It may be finding the faith to accept a diagnosis or tragic situation.  

On the other hand, change can be the welcoming of a new life into the world and starting a family.  It might look like launching a business you spent your life dreaming about. Or maybe, change is the start of new family traditions.

At the end of the day, change can be scary or it can be beautiful … or even a mix of both.  But no matter what’s changing in your world, the Lord Jesus Christ is Savior. 

He is the first, the last, the beginning and the end. Through all the change in your life, God wins. 

At Buckner, we are blessed to endure the beautiful and scary life changes our families, children and seniors face throughout their lives.  

A child’s life could be changed with the gift of a new pair of shoes; empowering health, education, hope and opportunity. A Buckner associate may hold the hand of a senior who has just suffered the loss of a wife or a husband and facing a new season of grief. A family may be forever changed by the gift of a Thanksgiving meal from the Buckner Center for Humanitarian Aid.  

As a part of the Buckner family, you too are the hands and the feet of the Lord to the vulnerable in our community throughout all the change that life brings. 

“Know therefore that the LORD your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments.” - Deuteronomy 7:9

Written by Emily Johnson, engagement manager for Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls®.

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