Union Ridge Church

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

by Reverend Dan on June 16, 2021

“Behold, I am making all things new. If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has gone, the new is here.”

                                                                                    2 Corinthians 5:17


Dadburnit, about a year and a half ago everything about our culture started changing and nobody from the home office bothered to notify me, get my opinion, or ask my permission.


And based on recent developments, if anyone thinks the changing is over, better tighten your seat belts. It’s not showing any signs of slowing down any time soon.


So, that leaves us with a choice.


We can go kicking and screaming into the future, rallying around the status quo, working to keep everything “the way it’s always been”, fighting change at every turn as we long for the “good old days.” In other words, we can be part of the problem.


Or we can seek to realize and understand the changes, embrace them, work with them, learn from them. In other words, we can be part of the solution.


My money (if I were a betting man which I’m not because preachers don’t do that kind of thing) is on option number two. Wise folks will see change and respond positively, looking to the past for wisdom and reference but not chain themselves to it and its ways. Rather, they look there to see how people before us embraced change and made the most of it.


Change is hard. Not changing in a culture that is changing is even harder.


Find joy in the new. You might be surprised how incredible it can be.



Eternal God thank you for the old AND the new, for in both are the good gifts from Your Hand.  In Jesus’ nameAMEN.