Change brings lots of different emotions. The different kinds of change I’ve experienced have been good – if not right away then in the long run. I learned early on with lots of moving (11 times!) to decide that change means adventure, and it all depends on your outlook and attitude – a glass half-full or half-empty. I like to think that I’ve not run dry!
I think of families going through the moving process in the summer since that’s when ours always happened growing up. Even though it was “adventure,” that doesn’t mean that it was easy. I’ve very rarely kept up with those I knew growing up. Keeping friendships going really took a lot of effort. Remember that old-time way of connecting with hand-written letters? After a while of doing that, in was inevitable that the letters trailed off and the relationships did too as new connections and lives began.
Of course change still happens, now with all kinds of connections maintained instantaneously in our technology world! Connections are easier than ever because of FB, twitter, email, texts, Skype, iMessaging, and….blogging! I have to wonder though, how deep are these roots? Will these relationships last? When we all look back one day, will we be telling grandkids how many FB friends we had?
Connection through technology is crazy fast and very cool, but it really does take some face-to-face, person-to-person time to keep relationships rich and meaningful. God has designed us to need each other, to “Like”, to Connect, to be “In Relationship.” These are His original intentions for mankind to be connected.
“My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.” Romans 15:12
Be assured that our connection with His FB (Faithbook, aka the Bible) is perfectly suited for each of us. While many things continue to change, we can take comfort and have faith and trust in Him who never changes, the One True God.
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 13:8