(photo credit Brenda Gordon)
This week, there’s been a lot going on around our house. Many things that are happening that I don’t have any control of, and some that I do. Workmen have been passing through our house morning until evening in order to finish a flooring project in our kitchen and dining room. This has not only thrown our daily routine out of schedule, but disrupted our eating habits because of the polyurethane smell that is left when they leave!
Change is a daily fact of life on Earth whether it is a big change or small ones. C.S. Lewis wrote in The Screwtape Letters “to be in time means to change.” From the passing seasons to the aging of our bodies we are always changing in our habits and thinking. God is not constrained by the limits of time, therefore He is never subject to change. He is, has, and always will be omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent. Sometimes it blows my mind how outside of our lives and concerns He is there and always has been even when time was nonexistent.
But back to the subject of change. Sometimes it’s good, sometimes bad. Many times I wish we could do without many of the changes in life we have to endure such as getting old or moving away from old friends. But sometimes God uses change to stretch us and mold us in the way He wants us to grow. In fact, the biggest change that will ever happen to you is something that the world of mankind needs. Because we are sinful in every way imaginable, God made the first move in order for us to be with Him while we live, and when we die. But unless we commit our hearts and lives to Him, we won’t change for the better. Many have tried through diet, resolutions, and promises to change their sinful lifestyle. But it is impossible without the power of the Holy Spirit. In Matthew 18:3 Jesus said “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” He was so right. Let us have childlike faith and trust that His will is best.