Thursday, June 24, 2021

On Going Through The Change...

They don't call it The Change for nothing, my sister and I conceded as we
lamented some of the maladies of middle-age😓
As I pondered this it made me think of a few other changes
that we should, by God's grace, go through
(and some that eventually we will) by God's promise, 
go through...


Some changes are anticipated eagerly,,
like the change a new baby brings
or winter warming to spring
Others we would dodge if we could,
But changeless God, if we allow Him
works change for our good!


Always day changes to night

then night to day...

Change challenges and teaches us
It vexes and delights
It startles and beseeches us
With ruthless appetites

Oh, nothing stays the same for long
In life’s foray of days
The hand of change is sure and strong
Insisting on its ways

Both good and ill do not stand still
As surge of seasons roll
Change wistfully winnows until
All that remains is Soul

Change tempers us and teases us
The wrinkles it bestows
For all the ways it squeezes us
The least of our woes

Change changes us, estranges us
From who we used to be
A slow and steady genesis
To immortality

© Janet Martin

Behold, I tell you a [m]mystery: 
 shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed— 
52in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, 
at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, 
and the dead will be raised incorruptible, 
and we shall be changed.
1 Cor.15:51-52

So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, 
that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking. 
18They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God 
because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts.
  19Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality 
so as to indulge in every kind of impurity, and they are full of greed.
20That, however, is not the way of life you learned
  21when you heard about Christ and were taught in him in accordance with the truth that is in Jesus. 22You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, 
to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; 
23to be made new in the attitude of your minds;
  24and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.

Colossians 3:9-10
Do not lie to one another, since you laid aside the old self with its evil practices, 
and have put on the new self who is being renewed to a true knowledge 
according to the image of the One who created him—

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