Jesus handled change well. He didn’t seem off balance, disoriented, or lacking peace even in the midst of cosmic change!
But how? How did He handle constant interruptions, enemies trying to destroy Him, persecution by the spiteful, petty, and jealous, having to out-think the schemes of evil, and much more? Making it all seem so natural and effortless!
Even small change can throw us into anger, confusion, or self-pity. Maybe bringing us to a complete stop. How can we follow His example?
STRENGTH FOR THE JOURNEY
Recently I was thinking about this. How to handle change more as He did? And a scripture came to mind that I had never really connected to change. Jesus was being actively persecuted by the Pharisees. In fact, they were trying to kill him! And this is what He told them:
“I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does. For the Father loves the Son and shows him all he does” (John 5:19, 20a, NIV).
So this is my (our) challenge for handling change. To make sure I’m continually monitoring myself to determine that I’m following His lead. Asking Him throughout the day: “Father, is this what you are doing?” And thanking Him for loving me (us) through it.
I can’t wait for it to become more normal!