A dear friend sent me a message last night: “He asked me to marry him, and I said ‘yes’.” And I rejoiced for her.
Another dear friend sent me a message last night: “…he went to heaven this afternoon.” And I wept for her.
Each message shouted “change”.
For one—who was one, now needs learn to become two.
For the other—who was two, now needs learn to become one.
Both will rejoice.
Both will weep.
Both will need prayer…lots of prayer.
Oh, Lord. Cause me to be faithful to pray—
To rejoice with the one who rejoices, and weep with the one who weeps.
You have promised strength ‘as thy days’,
And grace sufficient
Help them claim both.
And may they embrace ‘change’ as a reminder of Your constancy.
You who never changes.