I remember the anxiety of being a teenager, mortified to ask a girl “out”. And the anticipation of starting a relationship. The fear and hope of changing schools. Graduation…joining the Army…going to college…falling in love…getting married…getting divorced…watching children grow up…one out of the house because of that divorce…new job…new home…new address…
Do you like change? Somebody said that the only change that is appreciated is changing of a diaper…and the baby doesn’t appreciate the process! But change happens every day. Change happens at home and we have to respond to it. Change happens at work and we have to respond to it. Change happens at church and we have to respond to it. Don’t we hate change.
And yet our hope in Jesus Christ is dependent on change. Our favorite verse (Acts 2:38) is about change. Repent and be baptized and wash away your sins. A new start! A new birth! A new hope! And after initial change comes a maturing of faith (doesn’t it?). We are children of GOD but children are expected to to grow up.
Today is a great day to change. Mature your faith. Pray harder. Serve somebody. Give your heart. Accept something different from what you want. Praise GOD for good changes and new starts!