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Your Daily EKG Printout

At some point in your life you have probably had the health of your heart tested. This test helps doctors detect potential cardiac problems. Electrocardiography is the process that that records the heart’s electrical pattern of depolarizing and repolarizing during each heartbeat by placing electrodes on the patient’s limbs and chest. The record of this pattern is called an EKG or ECG (electrocardiogram) and it shows the series of waves that relate to the electrical impulses which occur during each beat of the heart.

Life is often that way. In the course of a single day, we can see our emotions bounce all over the place. If we hooked our daily “emotion meter” up to an EKG machine, it would very likely show a similar wave pattern as the pattern of our heartbeat; a never-ending series up highs and lows, peaks and valleys. We tend to be “high” when times are good and “low” when things are not so good. This pattern can leave us exhausted, worn down, and stretched to the point of breaking.

While we tend to change minute by minute, God never changes. God, in His three persons (Father, Son, Holy Spirit) is the same yesterday, today, and forever. You’ve probably heard the saying that the only constant is change. While that is true of us and all the things around us, the opposite is true of God – He is consistent; always good, always loving, always all-powerful. Scripture verses in Malachi and Hebrews tell us that God never changes. In Malachi 3:6, the Lord says this of himself, “I the LORD do not change.” In Hebrews 13:8 it says this about Jesus, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”

So no matter what your EKG printout looks like, no matter how uncertain your life is, or how changing the world can be, you can always trust in God’s never-changing and never-ending love and faithfulness.

Dave Garrett

New Bern, North Carolina


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