Saturday, 19 May 2018
Change. ( Job 2 v 9 - 10 )
We live in a world that is changing,and like every one else the Christian church has had to adopt to change,many churches are adopting in the area of technology. How people dress has changed,becoming more informal, girls do wear what was considered men's clothes, which they are not.There was a time when it was thought that women using make up was wrong, considered worldly, in the Song of Solomon,we read of the use of perfume,and even in the New Testament, Most of these changes in my opinion are unimportant, many churches do not sing the old hymns,I suppose because they are old,I have no objection to the new music, although it is hard on some old people , and just maybe we need to bear that in mind,be a bit more tolerant and less intolerant in this area. In a changing world the question is this,what we can change and what we can't change. A prayer by Reinhold Niebuhr. God grant me the grace to accept with serenity, The things that cannot be change Courage to change the things ,which should be changed, And the wisdom to distinguish, the one from the other. Living one day at a time,enjoying one moment at a time, Accepting hardship as a pathway to peace, Taking as Jesus did ,this sinful world as it is, Not as I would have it,trusting that you will make all things right, If I surrender to your will,so that I may be reasonably happy in this life, And supremely happy with you, forever in the next.