I hate change. I’m one of these strange individuals who will buy a new purse because the old one has worn out—and continue using the old one that’s falling apart for weeks. Or perhaps I’m just lazy.
An anonymous statement I read recently softened me toward change: without change, a caterpillar would never become a butterfly.
I am incredibly thankful for the change in weather recently in Dunoon, Scotland. Scotland usually doesn’t get summers—just a few days that are a bit warmer. But for the past few days the sky has been blue instead of grey, the rain has quit falling, and the sun is out. It’s actually hit 80F, the warmest temperature I’ve experienced in Scotland for the past seven years. People are walking around with big smiles and sunburns.
Change is always good when a person’s life changes for the better. “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold all things have become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17. What could be better than a person’s life changing as the chains of addiction, anger, bitterness, and hopelessness fall off and shatter?
To celebrate having a real summer here in Scotland, I’m going to embrace change. But I’m hanging on to my old purse.