The same old new thing
C. S. Lewis writes in The Screwtape Letters of how humans have both this love of change and permanence – we want the new yet value the old. He goes on to say that God “has contrived to satisfy both tastes together in this very world He has made, by that union of change and permanence we call Rhythm.” Thinking through that this morning that rings true. Many mornings I watch the sun rise, and there is a sameness to it, yet the light, the color of the sky, the calling of the birds outside, they all coalesce to create a different morning each morning. We have the seasons each year, and while each spring brings with it a sense of renewal, it is not the same as last year’s, nor will it be the same as next year’s.
I could, I guess, perceive each day as the same old thing, but of course, if I am paying attention, it is not. The same old new thing — another fine example of the wonder of God’s creation.