Thursday, September 25, 2014
We Can Change
The colorful leaves promise that change is possible. In the parable that Jesus tells about two sons (Matthew 21:28-29) one son refuses to obey his father. But then he changes his mind and does what the father wants. We may feel chained by a habit of sin or stuck in our growing relationship with God. The words of Jesus assure us that we can change and grow.
The prophet Ezekiel says that we don't have to let what's happened in our own past or in our family's past control our lives. We can always choose a new way. He promises, "Since he has turned away from all the sins that he has committed, he will surely live." (18:28)