Thursday, January 28, 2010

Change...

Change! It seems that our entire human nature is bent against it, and yet it is one of the few earthly things we can depend on. Why do we constantly fight against it? What is so wrong about change? I don't know.

Just today, I was standing on the porch watching my younger brother play. As my eyes swept across our property, my mind wandered back over the years I've lived here. The many experiences flashed vividly through my mind as I pondered the way the Lord has led in my family's life. I've lived on this property the longest of any place, and so for the first time, it's been nice to be able to reflect on past experiences that happened right around you. So much has changed since we first saw this property; a mere forest waiting to be developed...

The other day, we were able to watch "Anne of Avonlea", the sequel to "Anne of Green Gables". The story in a nut shell is of Anne looking to the world to answer her need of fulfillment in life. A bright future seemed just around the corner for her, when reality began to hit. It started when she had to turn her childhood-friend Gilbert's proposal down, because she just couldn't mesh being a housewife and being a professional teacher. But as the reality of Gilbert marrying another young lady - along with an old spinster "preparing" her for the life of a teacher - hit home, she began to put her priorities in order. At the beginning, she didn't want things to change; she just wanted them to continue as carefree as they were in the "good ol' days", but she soon realized that the world was changing, whether she changed with it or not. The film captured the transition from carefree childhood days into mature adulthood very well. Sometimes the change isn't easy...

Although none of us want change, sometimes it is better to change; but not always. Relationships aren't void of change either, and as I see the change in people's lives happening around me, I thank God that I have "a friend that sticketh closer than a brother." Proverbs 18:24. No matter how much I change, He will never change! I'm so glad to have such a steady friend I can depend on; forever!

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