The calendar and the fluctuating weather say that change is upon us. Although we all too often focus on and talk about the weather, is not change the one constant thing in our lives of which we can be assured?
That’s not much consolation when all we crave is a little peace, a little quiet, a little predictability. Short of moving “off the grid,” what is the answer? I’m not always sure, but as I’ve gotten older, life has taught me, through good times and bad, to turn to Jesus, the one constant in the midst of change.
I recently saw a prayer that is a kind of twist on the traditional “Serenity Prayer.” It read, “God grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it’s me.”
We’ve all seen the image of Jesus knocking on the door, but have you ever noticed that the door upon which Jesus is knocking has no handle? I find the image a great metaphor for my life. The best way for me to navigate the inevitable change in my life is to trust Jesus enough to open the door and let him into my life. I couldn’t have a better companion for my journey.
This Monday Minute is from Brother Hank Hammer