“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change we seek.” Barack Obama
A Word of Hope
Change is frequent topic with contemporary articles, TV commentaries and sermons. Covid-19 has thrown all of us off kilter and most of us realize that our lives in every sector will never be the same again – requiring adjustment of CHANGE that has happened and that will happen in the months and years to come.
We will not be able to go home again in the same way – ever! It is not a comfortable position to be in and yet all of us will make choices to survive and hopefully to thrive. Change is sometimes misunderstood as a negative comment about the past. It feels like we have been doing something wrong all along. Innovation is questioned. “Why are we fixing that which is not broken,” some will chant. It really all depends on the mindset with which you grew up or with which you are now growing up. It depends upon your openness to growth, to see things with the eyes of Faith, to remember that if God is for us who can really be against us?
There was a time when the shape of the earth was questioned and then we had to change to the reality. Anything moving faster than a horse was considered dangerous to body and mind until we learned that steam could drive an engine and then car motors even faster. Children today think nothing of astronauts traveling 25,000 MPH. There is more power within an IPhone than was present in Apollo 13!
Change? It is inevitable and how we cope with it, collaborate with it, create with it will determine how the Body of Christ lives successfully in today and tomorrow’s world.
[Take a deep breath and exhale slowly….do it again and place yourself the Presence of God.]
O Holy One! Before the virus, I felt safer and more secure in many ways. Now I don’t know much for sure. Help me understand your Plan for us and how I might more successfully embrace the change happening all around me.
We pray these words through your many names, O God!
Member / Cathedral of Hope: United Church of Christ