Why does that word strike fear into the hearts of men and women everywhere? Why do we cling to the "old", hold to "the way we've always done it", or long for the "good old days"? Is it human nature to fear what we do not know? Is it natural to shy away from the unfamiliar rather than embracing the newness of change? Why do we struggle against loss of control? We want it, of course.... we all want control...at least some semblance of it. Perhaps that is not the God in us but it is in us nonetheless.
Our sense of control is a total myth, you know. We don't actually have any...if we belong to Christ...and perhaps even if we do not know Him (if you can reach there in your spirit). He is at the very center of the Universe, of Eternity and He is totally unpredictable to the human thought process...wildly free and changing moment by moment, yet ever the same. How can this be? We do find paradoxes so very hard to accept, don't we? How can two extemes be true? Yet they are true. And if we look deep inside ourselves, into the place where His spirit lives, we know it is so.
Truthfully, in Christ, what is there to fear in change?.....times, places, environment, situations, feelings, revelations, ...they are tools in His hands to shape us and sometimes even weapons of mass destruction against our spirits, souls and bodies. Still something deep within us remains the same....remains solidly His. He never changes, ....yet He is new every moment.
He is the author of our lives, the creator, initiator and navigator of our path.
Things will never remain the same....it is impossible in this life and perhaps even in the life to come...it is not His way....
So I choose...I choose not to fear change, I will embrace it. I choose not to struggle with lack of control, I give it up freely. I search for that solid rock inside that is Christ.... in so doing I am liberated to let the wind blow where it will.
Change equals New.... He is New every moment and He holds my future.