For once, Hattie was sitting in the passenger seat while her father drove the two of them back from Chattanooga. As they crossed the bridge over the Tennessee River, heading toward home, Hattie had the unusual opportunity to look all around her at the clouds in the sky.
In front of her were white, puffy clouds with patches of blue here and there. To the left the sky was dismally gray, and to the right the sky looked ominous and almost black.
"No matter which way we look, Dad, the sky and clouds are different!"
Knowing the game plan, her dad asked, "Any verses come to mind?"
"Yes, as a matter of fact, the theme verse of Teen Missions is Hebrews 13:8, 'Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.'"
"Why that verse?" asked her dad.
"Because the sky and clouds are always changing, but God NEVER changes."
Then, Dad added, "For, I the Lord do not change." (Malachi 3:6)
"Dad, I'm so glad God does not change. We can count on Him. What was , still is, and we don't have to worry about where we stand with Him. If He changed, we'd never know how to act of pray. In Mark it says, 'Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.'"
"That reminds me of some of the stories some Veterans have told about being prisoners at war. They never forgot the Bible verses they learned as kids."
"With all the changes around us in this world, I'm glad we can count on God and His Word."
"And speaking of changes, " said Dad, 'I'm going to change our route and drive along the river. We'll be home soon."