Change is a word relevant to my life right now. I have some Christian friends who are struggling with change. They don't want the way their church services are to change. No new music. No different format. No "seeker friendly" ways.
They want things to go on as they have always done.
Yet, if you want different results things must change. We all agree that we want the church to grow. Yet we don't want to do any of the things that might make newcomers more comfortable.
I heard that the definition of insanity is to keep doing things the way you always have and yet expect different results.
It's not going to happen.
Yet change is a sign of growth. A sign of new life. Just as a pond needs some kind of source of new water or else it becomes stagnant, we become all dried up if no changes ever come our way. Dare I say, we become sour, or "stinky."
The funny thing is, we will all experience change - like it or not.
51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
1 Corinthians 15:51-52 (KJV)
52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
We will be changed and it will be so that we can be residents of a land so marvelous we can't imagine the greatness of it.
Why wait until change is forced upon us? Be willing now to change!