The Mystery of Change–Thankful Thursday

we will not all sleep

There’s been a lot of talk lately around where I live about change. Change, as I’m sure many of you know is a very delicate subject. Some change is easy. We change the channel, we change our minds, we change our clothes (although we may not want to change our style of clothes–enter Stacy and Clinton).

Other change is not so easy–like where we live or work or go to church.

So I’ve been thinking about this lately and have decided that I’m thankful for change. I’m thankful that God changed me. I’m thankful that from childhood I’ve had opportunities to change where I live meeting new people and experiencing different cultures. I’m thankful to live where there are changes in seasons. I’m thankful for job changes I’ve had through the years, and I’m thankful for the way God has and will continue to change my thinking as I grow and mature.

And I’m especially thankful for the hope and promise of change to come. I’m thankful that I can be reminded that change is the goal.

“Listen, I tell you a mystery, we will not all sleep, but we will all be changed–in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed!” I Corinthians 15:51-52

That’s a change I’m looking forward to. I’m not sure when it’s going to happen, or exactly what it’s going to look like, but I do know that the One who never changes is keeping His promise to do a mighty change in us for all eternity! Maybe soon. I sure hope so!

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