Do You Know What Doesn't Change?

You probably have heard people talk about how things have changed. They might talk about how a kid has grown taller, or how a city has changed, or how we do things differently now than we did before. Things are always changing, aren’t they? Everything changes. Even rocks change. Stars change. People change. Families change. Towns change. Countries change. Everything changes!

Well, not everything! The epistle tells us today of something that never changes. God never changes. God is always the same! The epistle says, “In the beginning, You, Lord, founded the earth in the beginning, and the heavens are the work of your hands. They will perish, but you remain…But you are the same, and your years will never end.” Our Lord is the same forever. God is the same God always. He is always loving and fair. He is always ready to care for us. He is always looking to save us, even when we do the wrong thing. God is the same, and His years will never end. God never changes!

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We celebrate St. Gregory Palamas on the second Sunday of Lent. How many times have your parents or your teachers told you to sit still, to be quiet? Every Sunday during Lent we remember something different. Today we hear about a saint who made a big difference in our Church. Saint Gregory was the saint who told us how important it is to be still, to be quiet.

We can try to know God better when we are still. We can try to know God better when we are praying to Him! So that’s why today is such a big day. This Lent, let’s try to listen to Saint Gregory’s example—Be still! Be quiet!

We celebrate St. Gregory Palamas on the second Sunday of Lent.


Presvytera Alexandra Houck

Presvytera Alexandra Houck created The Children's Word bulletin so children will know they are not only welcome in church, but even more, an essential part of the Church family. She hopes the weekly bulletin will be just one more way we can make kids feel at home in church. Presvytera Alexandra is a graduate of Duke University and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. Her husband, Fr. Jason Houck, is a priest at St. Mary's Greek Orthodox Church in Minneapolis, MN. Presvytera Alexandra and Fr. Jason have five small children: Lydia, Paul, Silas, Philip, and Sarah. Presvytera Alexandra grew up attending Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Asheville, North Carolina with her nine siblings.