Daily Word of Grace # 245 (May 20, 2021)
One of the most beautiful songs by Fleetwood Mac is their 1975 wistful gem “Landslide”, written and sung by the incomparable Stevie Nicks while she was in Aspen, Colorado: “Oh, mirror in the sky, what is love? Can the child within my heart rise above? Can I sail through the changing oceans tides? Can I handle the seasons of my life? Well, I’ve been afraid of changing ‘cause I’ve built my life around you. But time makes you bolder, children get older, and I’m getting older too…If you see my reflection in the snow covered hills, the landslide will bring you down.” Even though you may be growing older, even though the longing in your heart for the new remains, even if you feel like you are experiencing a landslide of changes in your life—the love of God for you never changes or grows old. James put it this way: “Every generous act of giving, with every perfect gift, is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is not variation or shadow due to change” (James 1:17). The love of God for you is ever new. This unchanging love of God is good news in a world, and in our lives, both of which are constantly changing and contain many metaphorical landslides—because God’s love always has the last word.
Love and Prayers,