Once

Once upon a time…” is a familiar opening phrase for most fairy tales that I recall reading or heard narrated in a movie. “Once upon a time…”

What are some of my “once upon a times”?

Once upon a time, I was married.

Once upon a time, I lived in a different state.

Once upon a time, I could go outdoors without a mask.

Once upon a time, I could hug my family, friends, and acquaintances even if we did not live in the same house.

(Sometimes even individuals to whom I had just been introduced, who declared themselves huggers.)

Once upon a time, I was a brand new employee instead of a seasoned veteran.

Once upon a time, I published, for the first time, something I wrote.

Once upon a time

This phrase is true for fairy tales and for human stories.

But it is not true of God’s story.

He has always existed and is unchanging.

Upon this truth I build my life with all its “once upon a times.”