Trends come and trends go. That’s why they are called trends. Even on internet sites, the “trending now” section shows who or what the most people are viewing at a given time. The latest trends may last a day, a week, or a month. It depends on what seems exciting at the moment. There will always be bandwagon chasers. I noticed a new color scheme on the page I use for writing these posts, rainbow colors. Whether it will appear on the public version remains to be seen. It appeared since last Friday. Someone wants to tell me something. Yet, the color scheme is not new; it’s been co-opted from its Creator.
How do we determine if something is lasting? Time will tell. There is no way to predict how long a thing will last, or how long anyone will even remember it. We will just have to wait and see. We can look back at those things that have lasted. Those things that are right have always been present, as well as those things that are wrong. No matter what the latest trend is, the definitions of those have not changed, because they did not originate with us. Many of us want to change the world. Yet, many are changed by the world. That too is not new. So far, every victory has come before and after a defeat.
We have to keep our anchors firmly planted in the solid ground of trusted things. Otherwise, the wind will blow and those loose things will be scattered. We need to provide the place to land for those who grow tired of blowing in the wind.