2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
I’ve heard it said… “It’s always been like that, that’s just the way it is, and there’s nothing you can do about it.”
My question is this… Do you really take that as being true?
If you call yourself a Christian, a follower of Christ, how can it be true in light of this passage from 2 Corinthians?
The very nature of faith calls for change and a belief that with God it is in fact, very possible to do so.
It is an undisputed fact that to become a believer makes it mandatory to change away from a life of sin.
To say that it has always been like that is in itself an attempt to hold on to past practices and not make the effort to work at change.
First off, I don’t agree that it’s always been like that in the first place.
Been like what?
Have we always been committing crimes against each other or watching our children disregard life, killing each other at the rate that it’s taking place today?
Was it always thought that sexual pleasure was more important than family and the upbringing of our children?
Has it always been the case that acting like crabs in a barrel and pulling each other down into a life of gangs and drug sales…
Has that always been the standard way of life in our community?
Was there ever a time when all of this was unheard of?
Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.
It seems to me that we have stopped calling on the Lord.
It just might explain why we can’t see past our noses.
Why our vision is limited to senseless activity we’ve come to call normal.
I would like to think that the greatness that was once found among our people has a few seedlings left.
I hope and pray that the seeds can be found and sown into the soil of our community.
Maybe then, the great and mighty things which we seem not to know of…
Maybe then can a new growth start to come about.
It’s my prayer and I hope it’s not mine alone.