Change is Hard

Saving Power in the Blood of Jesus

Change is sometimes hard.  The decision to change is often even harder.  Small, necessary changes are often made without much consideration and a smooth transition is guaranteed…but the big, important changes take some heavy thought and soul searching…such is the decision to follow Jesus Christ. To open your heart and mind to a whole new concept is indeed a life-changing experience.

A few weeks ago, I received in the mail a bright purple envelope with the word ‘Changed’ at the top of it.  Inside was a book by this title; same color, with a picture of a small boy and the name, Tom Cantor underneath the picture.  Nothing else…just the book.  Curious, I opened it up and began to read.  It’s not a very long book, with a few photos and large print, so I didn’t put it down till I’d read every word.  Why I received this book I don’t know, but I’m sure it was meant to be shared.

The book is an autobiography by Tom Cantor and tells the story of a confused young man growing up in a Jewish family and his search for answers and forgiveness.  The answer he found of course was Jesus Christ.  If you received this book, like I did, and haven’t read it yet, I encourage you to do so.  The story of his journey to salvation and the importance of sharing the truth with others will bless your heart.

We often feel a need for change in our life, but knowing exactly what that change is isn’t always easy.  Change, like life itself, is sometimes scary.  I listen to people, especially young people, talk about life and how miserable it is.  They have the latest phones, the I-pads and I-pods and x-boxes, but still they are miserable.  They desire change but the prospect of it is more than they want to deal with.  “We’re all going to die someday anyway,’ they say, “so what difference does it make?”  If only they knew the difference Jesus  Christ could make in their search for peace.  If only we could get them to listen…

I think…I have to believe…they ARE  listening!  And almost persuaded.  All it could take is a word spoken at the right time, or an act of faith, love that doesn’t judge and the patience of a saint…but we’ve got that!  Jesus has them on His radar and He’s not giving up on them, so neither can we.  Some things take much prayer and supplication…and lost souls are the sheaves we are to be gathering.  They are seeking answers and to be changed is what they need.  Change is hard, but as the song says:  Keep telling the story, be faithful and true…let others see Jesus in YOU!

2 Cor. 6: 2  For he saith, I have heard you in a time accepted… behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.

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My name is Betty Fritz. I was born and raised in Texas but have resided in Elkhart, Indiana for the last 25 years. My husband is a Hoosier so that’s how we wound up here. We have two daughters and a son plus 6 grand kids…..3 boys and 3 girls. I retired last year after working for 24 years at Elkhart Child Development Center. I’ve been writing since a teenager and have taken several writing courses. I enjoy writing short stories. I wrote a book of poems, RHYMES OF THE TIMES, which was published a few years ago. I have written countless songs, a few for which demo recordings have been made. Recently I’ve been writing blogs..most of them about my faith and things the Lord has taught me in my Christian life over the last 51 years. My inspiration comes from my personal relationship with Jesus Christ and my desire to see that my grandchildren grow up in a Christian nation. My goal is to bring glory to Him and help others to see that there is POWER in the name of JESUS!

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