April 30, 2010

God's Transforming Power


One of my favorite stories is about the old timer who was interviewed during the party celebrating his 100th birthday. The reporter asked, “You have seen a lot of changes in your long life, haven’t you?” Without hesitation, the old man responded, “Yes, I certainly have, and I’ve been agin’ everyone of ‘em.”


It’s human nature to resist change. That’s why we hear people say things like, “A leopard can’t change his spots,” or “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.”


Why are people so reluctant to change? American author, Marilyn Ferguson reasons “It's not so much that we're afraid of change, or so in love with the old ways; but it's like being in between trapezes. It's Linus when his blanket is in the dryer. There's nothing to hold on to.”


The fact is that people do change and nowhere is that more evident than in those who come to accept the transforming power of belief in Jesus Christ.


For millions of people, “a new life in Christ” has changed weakness to strength, failures to victories and doubt and uncertainty to confidence and assurance.


Is there something about your life you want to change for the better, but you have not yet found the will power? You, too, can be renewed if you believe in God’s transforming power and love.