Change is a very loaded word. It requires a lot of courage, open mindedness and willingness to try new things. Its something that doesn’t come easy for everyone. We all get used to something being a certain way and there’s comfort in that. However that also leads to stagnation and a feeling of being stuck in a rut. Introducing new things and new ideas into a conversation can be a very uncomfortable thing for a lot of people.

Today I have learned that a change in leadership and a change in how things are done can rattle cages. Change requires one to grow and be different. Like a caterpillar becoming a butterfly, there is some painful metamorphosis that has to take place. For water to become ice conditions have to drop below 32 degrees to make that happen.

Change is a constant. We are never the same from one day to the next. Our favorite entertainment sources change too, we don’t like that so much. Change means we are willing to become something new or renewed. However in some situations the more things change the more they stay the same. As Sheryl Crow once sang “A change will do you good”, I guess she’s speaking to me and to all of us.

So whether you are a church wanting to change how worship is done, a world wide group of believers with a renegade Pope or a person seeking his way in the world you have some serious changing to take place.

Regeneration, renewal, transformation, metamorphosis all words that have a element of change involved. Are we brave enough to make the change we want to see in our world and in our personal lives. All good things to ask as we go through the year. No matter what have a buddy or two to enjoy the ride with you. They might change right there with you.