Embrace change! We’re encouraged to do this in today’s fast-paced, ever developing, technology driven society. If we don’t change and continually learn, we will be left behind and eventually get to the point where it is hard to even function.
While God remains the same, His world is always changing. Each rotation of the earth around the sun brings a host of distinct challenges, opportunities, blessings, joys, trials, and sorrows. Every day people are born into life here and every day some leave. Plants appear in the spring and then begin to die out in the fall as the trees go bare, only to be replaced by new buds the next spring. Most animals appear for just a few short years before they die and are replaced by their offspring.
A few decades ago, most of the people we care about and spend most of our time with today didn’t even exist. A couple of decades in the future and our family will look totally different than it does today.
Remember when we were very young we though we will be on this earth for what seemed like an eternity. Then suddenly in early adult hood the stark reality hit us that life is going by much faster than we ever imagined.
With each passing day we become a little different. We are a little older, a little fatter or skinnier, depending on what we ate, a little wiser or dumber, depending on what we allowed into our minds. A little richer or poorer depending on what economic decisions, good fortune or trouble we happened to experience that day.
No two days will ever be the same and neither will we be the same tomorrow as we are today. Therefore, embrace change and embrace this day. In a way It will be our last for there will never be another one exactly like it. Besides, it’s the only one we are guaranteed to have!
This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24