Things can refer to an eternity of things.

Literally.

Our associate pastor was right there this weekend when a young mother was informed that her husband had drowned.  That was not an expected thing to come. 

A day’s time, even a moment’s time, can change what we expect as things to come.

Should we then live in fear?

As one who enjoys knowing what is to come, I have spent much of my life trying to learn that I am not in control.  My fear of being left behind, or of being forced into an uncomfortable setting, or even of going to a dentist who may pronounce my teeth need work . . . all of these things to come can be disturbing, or worse yet, could be paralyzing.

I realize that means that I have to leave things in God’s control.  But the emotions of a moment can turn that thought upside down.  And I must return once again to a phrase that is worming its way into my head.

God is good all the time – and all the time God is good.  When you realize how much God loves you, then fear can be cast out.

Good lesson, tough to practice.