by Jason Cruise
There's a lot of good theology to be found in .38 Special's classic rock anthem of "Hold On Loosely." If you can't recall the song, and pity you my brother if you cannot, in the chorus we are wisely instructed to "Hold on loosely but don't let go. If you cling too tightly, you're gonna lose control."
Jobs come and go. So do friends ... and even people you thought were friends. Money is made, and it's lost, and hopefully made again. People die, and sometimes those people are incredibly close to you. Life is full of insanely bitter defeats, and incredibly sweet victories. There's no way around it, so don't fear it. Do Not Fear It. God is the master genius of forming for us a journey where few things stay the same. You need to praise Him for that, for it creates an awesome sense of dependency for our independent selves.
The great comfort in it all is that by His own words God tells us, "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever." (Hebrews 13:8)