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adeteju is the 2nd of 3 Children. She is passionate about God ... Adeteju loves to read and also writes, she is of the view that a reader is a leader. She is a wife and a mother.

Friday, March 4, 2011

IS "CHANGE " REALLY THE ONLY CONSTANT THING IN LIFE???

I stumbled on an article titled "7 Things I miss doing: Now that Technology has taken over" written by Uloma Emenyonu via "INK UPON YOUR PAPER" (http://africiwrite.blogspot.com).

I must confess that Uloma did justice to this title and I had to align my thoughts with her that technology has indeed taken over quite a number of things. She takes us back to "the days of letter writing" as a means of communication using "postage stamps". (I can not recollect what a postage stamp looks like again since I can easily put a call across to a loved one or even send an electronic mail, the days of writing epistles like brother Paul are long gone never to return). Although, this article reminded me of how much I have missed writing "love notes" to loved ones, I remember my triangular love papers that I use to convey love messages to friends, how very much I have missed those days!!!

Uloma also reminded us of "the days of Birthday Cards", ahhh,I remember the good old secondary school days when you will lay your white bedspread on your bed when celebrating your birthday and then display all sorts of lovely and colourful birthday cards with lovely rhymes of birthday greetings and wishes.(All thanks to FB now, you do not even get up to five birthday cards if at all you get one and then your phone would beep all day, friends and loved ones sending birthday sms or calling you...technology at it again!) I still have past birthday greeting cards neatly kept away in my wardrobe, I think I cherished those cards way back because of the contents, need I say I miss those days too?
I remember those good days, how we would assist mum display xmas and new year cards in our living room in a decorative manner during the festive periods.

"The days of no cell phones" where Nitel was in charge have also been stolen by Technology, "the days of tally banking"(God bless any of the New Generation Banks if I enter and ever spend up to 30 mins to complete any transaction in this Jet age.) "The days of the manual typewriter" and on and on goes the lists of things that Technology has indeed taken over.I am sure you also can remember quite a number of these things...GONE ARE THE "GOOD" OLD DAYS NEVER TO BE RETURNED!!!

The good old days that have been stolen by Technolgy reminded me of Francois de la Rochefoucauld's words that says that "The only constant thing in life is "change""... These changes can only be explained with this particular saying of Francois. Despite all these changes, I would agree with Francois just to an extent that change is really constant.

But hey,i just remembered that there is someone whom despite the technological changes and inventions here and there, HE REMAINS THE SAME DAY IN DAY OUT AND YEAR IN YEAR OUT. May I introduce this person to you by saying "HE IS THE ANCIENT OF DAYS, the "ARUGBO OJO", the "ADAGBA MAPAARO OYE"."
Am glad to know and to remind us all that irrespective of the technological development, GOD IS STILL GOD, HE IS THE SAME YESTERDAY, TODAY AND FOREVER.
I'm glad to let you know that, He will not leave you, He never changes, He will and can never become "OLD SCHOOL". You can go to him and be rest assured that He will be there for you. He is a Constant God and his word is "the living word"

Folks, I DARE TO SCREAM MY THOTS AND SAY THAT "MY GOD IS MORE CONSTANT THAN CHANGE ITSELF"

Let me end by singing this song "ancient of days,
as old as you are (2x)
you will never change..."

"the only constant thing in life is change God"

With love and prayers,
omo'ba!!!



LOUD VERSES: MALACHI 3 V. 6 "I AM THE LORD, AND I DO NOT CAHNGE ......"

NUMBERS 23 V. 19 "GOD IS NOT LIKE MEN, WHO LIE;HE IS NOT A HUMAN WHO CHANGES HIS MIND. WHATEVER HE PROMISES, HE DOES; HE SPEAKS, AND IT IS DONE.

"HEBREWS 13 V. 8 "JESUS CHRIST IS THE SAME YESTERDAY, TODAY AND FOREVER."

16 comments:

P.E.T. Projects said...

A whole lot of things have indeed changed. I never liked cards tho, but i still keep letters.

Yes, i agree, God is more constant than change!

rahabmemoirs said...

Madam , God is the unchangeable changer, He is all we have to live this life victoriously. well done

Ibhade said...

YES! he is the UNCHANGEABLE GOD.

I don't know how a postage stamp look like again ooo......& i never liked cards...ha! amen to the eradication of Nitel palava!...tally?..so glad it's over...30mins?...make it 2hours in UBA, First bank & all these old banks that don't wwant to invest in manpower!..

Chizy K said...
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Chizy K said...

auuw, i miss the letters the most, now u remind me of secondary school days when boys slip love notes into ur desk or school bag lol...

DesperateNaijaWoman said...

Dear Omooba......You know as I read I just realised that I have been resistant, albeit, unconsciously to some of this change. I still send birthday cards cos i absolutely adore reading them and finding the ones that are closest to what I wish to say.

But you are right, if the people are far away and an sms or mail or FB post would be faster, then so be it. And like you I am a card rat-pack! My husband keeps all his car junk and old horrible-Lord-pls lets-burn-them-quick-before-someone-sees-them fotos! (he says they are our 'history'. I say again, lets burn history now please! Lol!.

I keep cards and notes. He thinks I am nuts ' read them, keep them for a year if you must and then toss them!' I bristle at the thoght!


But come what may, it is reassuring that regardless of the times and seasons, he who keeps you and alive is solidly unchanging? Indeed it is.......

It really is....

Enjoyed reading your post....as usual.

Myne Whitman said...

I read and agreed with most of that post too. Still I couldn't agree more with you on this one. God is simply awesome, He keeps amazing me everyday!

RemiRoy said...

True that! God is the only Constant K in this hurry-up-can't-slow-down-to-say-hi-world!

therealworld said...

So true. Man would change (that's one hard lesson I've learnt in life), but God remains the same yesterday, today & forever. Aren't we blessed to serve a God like that? I sure am.

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Maid of Heart said...

God is all the change we need.
...I used to love writing letters too. :-)

Ibhade said...

so where is the new post; EVEN ME

Rhapsody B. said...

Blessings.....
God and Change are the two constants.....

Uloma Emenyonu said...

I'm glad that everyone could Identify with the way I felt when I wrote this note. technology has really changed our lives, but like you said, God is the only constant thing. All the best people..

omoba-adeteju! said...

yes o!!!i am happy we all agree that God is the only constant thing in life..may He remain God in our lives all thru....