The world is constantly changing. So are we. There have been times in history when substantial changes in thought and methods have transformed the world. Such a significant shift has been dubbed a “sea change.”
For example, people used animals (horses, donkeys, camels) and boats as methods of transportation for thousands of years. Then the automobile was invented. What a revolutionary event! It took awhile for these motorized vehicles to become common, but once they did, life has never been the same. Society was transformed.
Technological change is accelerating today at an unprecedented speed. If computer geniuses can’t keep up with it, how can I? We can’t even imagine where this technology will take us.
There have been significant shifts in thinking that have altered history. Some are ordained by God for good. Some, unfortunately, are the product of the lies of the enemy. The Enlightenment. The Reformation. The Declaration of Independence. The Emancipation Proclamation changed how people thought about slavery. Or did it? Some of us are more willing to change than others.
A huge change in people’s thinking occurred when God came to earth in the flesh. Suddenly old concepts were turned upside down and new ones began to take their place. Jesus had followers who embraced the changes. But He had lots of opponents who rebelled against such radical ideas. God could become human? God could be love? God would question their traditions? God would allow His Son to be mistreated and killed? Then raised from the dead? It was mind boggling. And life changing for those who believed the truth Jesus introduced.
Have you allowed Jesus, the great Transformer, to change your life? Some change is immediate – when we acknowledge Jesus as our Lord and Savior and are transformed from darkness to light (Acts 26:18). Some change is gradual. “…the Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image” (II Corinthians 3:18, NLT).
I Corinthians 15:51-52 assures us of the final change in store for us when we are united with Christ. “Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed— in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.” Are you looking forward to that? The greatest sea change of all time?