Change – Part Three

You are a new creature in Christ. Recently some teachers invited me into their room where they and the children they teach had watched a cocoon all winter. They told me how the children had played with it, often dropping it. However, Sunday they found the end open and a beautiful creature parched on the drab cocoon. I drew on my limited recall of Entomology 101 and identified it as a lovely Lunar Moth. The lime green, well contoured creatures are absolute beauties. This little creature was only hours old. It was still timorously fluttering its wings just slightly to dry them and strengthen its muscles for flight. It was a miracle. The ugly grub that spun that cocoon last fall had emerged as a beautiful new creation.

You have or can experience a miracle more dramatic than that with a change just as emphatic. You can have abundant life. You, like the Lunar Moth, can be born again if never before.

When you are “old things are passed away; behold, all things have become new.” ALL things!

Lunar Moths don’t associate with grubs. They are redesigned for flight, higher things. Like the moth you can soar to new heights morally and spiritually. To do so it is essential to have established a well defined basic core of values to serve as your flight plan. Purpose to establish a written statement of faith by a given date. A starting point follows. Be bold and say of these beliefs: 

                                “This I believe….”

I believe in the eternal loving God who sent His Son, Jesus, to seek and to save.

I believe the Bible is the divine revelation of the mind of this loving God.

I believe the Holy Spirit to be a supernatural invisible companion Who abides with me as an on board guidance system.

I believe I am eternal and immortal with only two options open to me regarding my eternal state.

I believe in “Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today, and forever more.” 

In our changing world you need some things that are not up for change while dealing with things that are changing. Change is inevitable. 

Don’t get a smug feeling, “I am of today, I know current trends and modern technology.” Mellow out! There is some child in a nursery just waiting for his or her day to make all you know obsolete.

Be a learner! Don’t fight progress. Expand your personal horizons regardless of your age. Push back the frontier of your personal knowledge. 

Resolve to face the inevitable change knowing “The entirety of Your word is truth, And every one of Your righteous judgments endures forever.” (Psalm 119:160)