Dog days for Santa
We went shopping at an area mall tonight, an experience which I normally find as exciting as raking leaves. This evening was different, however. Janet found something neither of us had seen–a hooded sweatshirt with iPod earphones built into the drawstrings. I still remember my first cassette recorder, an innovation our sons have no idea ever existed. The technological world is clearly passing me by.
But the highlight of the evening was visiting the Santa display (pictured next to this blog), where we witnessed a procession of dogs on leashes waiting patiently beside their owners. It was “Take Your Dog’s Picture with Santa” night. Janet noted that she wouldn’t want to be the first child on Santa’s lap tomorrow.
Heraclitus was right: You can’t step in the same river twice. Change is the unchanging principle of the universe. Human nature, however, doesn’t change. We still face the same temptations and feel the same fears as Adam and Eve. As a result, the Bible is perennially relevant to our lives and needs. Its continued significance across more than 40 centuries is remarkable proof of biblical inspiration. It is clear that the biblical authors “spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit” (2 Peter 1:21).
J. I. Packer called the Bible “God preaching.” Where do you need to hear his voice today?