Our Firm Foundation

Nancy and I were searching for cheese ravioli on the frozen food aisle. I drive the cart and she navigates. We actually enjoy shopping together on the weekends. Parked between us and the ravioli was an older lady who was upset about the new shopping carts that had replaced the old ones. She was letting the nearby worker have a piece of her mind.

“Not for me. No, these carts are not for me. They are too tall and don’t fit me like the old ones did. What are they doing? Why would they replace perfectly good carts with new carts?”

I never heard the worker respond. How could he respond? What was there to say? He couldn’t leave. He needed to re-stock the freezers. While he waited, she chewed. She needed neither the cup holder nor the phone holder. What kind of world are we living in?

I didn’t hear everything that was said, but I did hear enough to make me smile. I smiled because I was reminded that the church is not the only place where people push back against change. It happens everywhere!

Earlier we had seen a young mother and her two children. The youngest was riding in the cart and watching a movie on her mother’s phone that rested in the new cart’s phone holder. They loved the new carts and told us so. New and improved appealed to them but not to the aforementioned woman.

Change happens. Some people like change and some people don’t. Attitude is key in adjusting to change. I can choose to accept change and make the most of it, or I can choose to fight change and make myself and others miserable. That poor worker! That poor principal! That poor worship leader! That poor preacher!

As we live in an ever changing world, the firm foundation we can build our lives on is the Lord Jesus Himself. Jesus remains the same yesterday, today, and forever. He offers hope through faith in Himself. Things seem to be changing at warp speed in the world today. However, what matters most – God, His Word and His mission – remain unchanged for the rest of our days. Great is His faithfulness!

I love you, Earl

  • This Sundays Sermon “No Place For Sissies ” Acts 23:23-35
  • Family Worship and LifeGroups, Sundays at 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
  • Services are being posted on the church website, the church YouTube channel at FBC Weatherford Media, and on the church Facebook page at 9:00 a.m. each Sunday

New Members

Grayson & Morgan Butcher and Glenn & Lisa Zink


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