by David Cawston

How Can I Recognize Genuine Change
David Cawston

Change must really takes place in the core of our being first.

Illus-Boy, go get your momma...
A country farmer and his boy ventured to the big city for the first time. They were amazed by almost everything they saw, but especially by two shiny, silver walls that could move apart and back together again. The boy asked his father, "What is this father?" The father (never having seen an elevator) responded, "Son, I have never seen anything like this in my life, I don't know what it is." While the boy and his father were watching wide-eyed, an old lady limping slightly with a cane slowly walks up to the moving walls and pressed a button. The walls opened and the lady walks between them and into a small room. The walls closed and the boy and his father watched, small circles of light with numbers above the wall light up. They continued to watch the circles light up in the reverse direction. The walls opened up again and a beautiful 24-year-old woman stepped out. The father said to his son, "Boy, Go get your Mama." You are a new creation, the old has gone the new has come. dec98

How can I recognize genuine change!

First in our attitudes, our heart, and our spirit, and then in what we do!
We sing a chorus "Jesus on the inside working on the outside Oh what a change in my life."
That is the first area that change is really true.

Illus. - Getting rid of the stink...
Max Lucado shares a story of how he unplugged his freezer just before leaving for a week long trip. He and his family returned to their home a week later. When the freezer was opened for the first time it was unbelievably rancid. They were faced with how they were going to clean the interior. Lucado suggested several ways. First, he got a rag and some soapy water and began to clean the outside of the appliance. He was sure that the odor would disappear with a good shine, and so he polished and buffed and wiped. But upon openin ...

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