“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.”