This week’s article is written by Iris Saaf, a member of Godfrey First United Methodist Church, 1100 Airport Road.
We all live with changes. Right now each of us is changing as we read this. If we look in the mirror we can see changes in our reflections. Usually we do not like these changes, but they come just the same.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-22 tells us that “for everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing ...”
Changes are different in meaning. A child looking into the mirror looks forward to becoming “grown up,” but adults looking into the mirror usually do not look forward to becoming older.
Just look outside and see there are a few leaves that are turning yellow. Soon these colorful leaves will fill the limbs of the trees and if we are lucky, we will enjoy a beautiful autumn. In most changes, good can be found.
God sees us change from infant, to child, to teen to adult. He hopes that with each change, we become better people. He hopes that with maturity we can learn the difference between good changes and bad changes.
God hopes we will choose the good changes and be a help to our fellowman. What will our changes be? Let them be a good changes!