Missy was playing with some dominoes with Jonah yesterday. He found one that didn’t have any white dots on it. He asked Missy if she could put dots on it. She said she couldn’t. So then he asked her if Jesus could (not bad for a boy who just turned three, right!). She said, “Jonah, this one is just different.” Jonah’s reply…”I don’t like different.”
If you have spent any time around Jonah you know just how true that is. He can spot anything that is out of place. Sometimes he even gets a little upset when things aren’t routine. He really doesn’t like different. He is slow to adjust to change. How many of us are that way? We get something ingrained in our mind and don’t want to see it any other way. Change is going to happen in life. We have to learn how to work with it and even use it to the advantage of the kingdom of God. That doesn’t mean everything is a negotiable when it comes to faith, practice, morality and ethics. It also doesn’t mean that every single thing is fixed and absolute. Some things are and some things are not. We have to be wise enough to tell the difference.