The Ache of Nostalgia

 Unsettling change

How do we feel on returning to our hometown after a long absence?

The old neighborhood isn’t the same. People we’ve grown up with have moved away or aged or died.


Intellectually, we know change is unavoidable. Yet a part of us resists the very idea of anything dear to us changing.

But change goes relentlessly on, like it or not.

And the longer we live, the more changes we see.

Dealing with it

People with strong Christian faith are best equipped for change. How so?

Christians are taught to set their sights on the unchangeable, not on what cannot last (Matthew 6:19-21; Philippians 3:17-21; Colossians 3:1-4).

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever” (Hebrews 13:8).

Comforting thought, isn’t it?

Scripture quotations taken from the NASB:

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