My brother came to visit us a few nights before school was starting up for the year. He was discussing the in’s and out’s of second grade with my daughter and then turned to my son. “Are you in Kindergarten this year?” he asked. “No, I’m in transition!” my son exclaimed. “Aren’t we all!” my brother and I said under our breath!
Are you in transition too? It seems to be going around with most everyone in my family or circle of friends. Whether it is transition to a new school, home, job, relationship, financial challenges or family role – transition is change and it can be difficult and strenuous emotionally, physically and spiritually.
Like a will that takes effect when someone dies, the new covenant was put into action at Jesus’ death. His death marked the transition from the old plan to the new one, canceling the old obligations and accompanying sins, and summoning the heirs to receive the eternal inheritance that was promised them. He brought together God and his people in this new way. Hebrews 9:16-17 (The Message)
Sometimes the “old plan” is all we have known so when the “new one” comes along we resist out of habit, fear or even anger. We all heard the saying, “If there is one thing you can count on – it’s change.” Well, I would have to agree with that statement EXCEPT when it comes to our Heavenly Father.
As he preached he said, “The real action comes next: The star in this drama, to whom I’m a mere stagehand, will change your life. I’m baptizing you here in the river, turning your old life in for a kingdom life. His baptism—a holy baptism by the Holy Spirit—will change you from the inside out.” Mark 1:7-8 (The Message)
Our God hasn’t changed and won’t change. He remains the same “from everlasting to everlasting” but He will change us! He can change us in ways we never imagined. Glorious peace, comfort, compassion, forgiveness and more . . . for you, for me, for anyone who accepts it. Go for it! Start your transition. Let God into your life and allow Him to change you “from the inside out”.
Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God. (Psalm 90:2)