The Good Change

I love surprises. I love change. Not all changes or surprises are good once you have reached the age of 40. Often it involves the sickness of a friend or death of a relative or mentor in the faith. Sometimes it involve new life with grandchildren and then it is lovely (even if you only rarely get to see them). Life is full of surprises and changes because God created life. Everything He creates has motion. Even atoms never sit still. If you sit outside quietly you won’t have quiet for long, birds are communicating and flying, bugs are hopping and flying around, often making noises as they do so, leaves and limbs make noise and move in the wind which comes and goes, thunder may rumble, clouds change right before your eyes. Nothing is perfectly still. Even the earth is spinning at an alarming rate all the time as we rotate through space in orbit around the sun. Change is in our DNA. It is a part of us. You may want things to never change at a given point in life when things are particularly wonderful or serene, but the moment fades and the reality of change recurs. And my mind was drawn to the amazing and wonderful realization that some day soon we will all go through an enormous game changing but very very good change when we arrive in Heaven. There will be this amazing change when Jesus comes back to Earth and changes every single thing. From that point on (assuming you are saved) we will be forever good for no evil will exist again at all. I cannot even imagine that, can you? No more pain, no more tears, in constant companionship with the God of the universe and all the saints! It is an incredible thought! So I not only love that good change coming, but I base my hope on it.

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