I’ve been thinking about the word ‘change’ and the effect it has on people….especially in the church.
I recently heard the song – Mrs Beamish by Richard Stilgoe & Peter Skellern….which has a funny take on change
When I returned from holiday I found this poem about change….about welcoming change, which whilst not as funny as Mrs Beamish is a more positive view of change.
WELCOME CHANGE by Gina WhitacreChange is inevitable, But yet we fight it, just the same. Change is essential to our evolution. Change is going to happen, In fact, it happens every day, Maybe it is too small to see, or perhaps we would rather not see it. We fight change, because we fight the unknown, We fight the unknown, because we are scared, Scared of change, scared of the unknown. If we were to allow change to happen freely, We might find solutions to the problems that exist around us, But instead, we are hung – up on controlling everything around us. Maybe this is the problem with the world today. Everyone assumes control of everything and does not allow nature to run her course. Maybe this is why, we have devastating fall out from Nature, Natural catastrophic disasters, such as fire and flooding. We fight change, therefore we are fighting nature and her natural being and her existence in the world that she has created by God’s hand and has graciously allowed us to be a part of . We should welcome change and allow nature to control our destiny. Change is uncontrollable, Change is inevitable, Change is the unknown. Nature takes pride in being one of life’s illusive wonders, the unknown.