My grandparents had a simple craftsman style home on Highway 17 in the Bonnoe area. It sat below the road and had a lovely large wisteria to the right, a huge oak tree in front of the yard and a cleanly swept sandy front yard. To the north side of the property was a huge garden. I remember the place with detail because so many happy memories were there. About ten years ago I drove down 17 looking for the place where my grandparents’ house had been. Knowing the spot so well, I was shocked that it took me so long to find the spot again. There was no sign of the lovely little house or the oak tree. I was filled with a sadness that comes from finding things we love lost forever.
Paul reminds us with a directness that the things of this earth will never last. Only the Kingdom of God is forever. What a comfort to know when we face loss and change, that the God who changes not, the Alpha and Omega, will be there standing firm to hold our hand.