As a 4th grader, I memorized James 1:17 in the King James Version. These words impressed me then as they do today (and that’s a long time ago!): “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.”
In my 10 year-old heart and mind, I appreciated knowing that God doesn’t change the rules on me and that he gladly gives out good gifts to his children. I felt safe being one of his “kids.” I thought of this verse this morning and again felt protected and comforted—just as I did as a little girl.
Joan C. Webb
Writing, teaching, coaching to empower and set free.