By Alan Smith
A young boy was looking through the family album and asked
his mother, "Who's this fellow on the beach with you with all the muscles
and curly hair?"
"That's your father."
"Then who's the old bald-headed man who lives with us
Let's be honest -- we all change as the years pass, and some
of the changes are not for the better! Physically speaking, few 50- or
60-year-olds have improved physically from what they were like when they were 20
or 30 years old.
But the more important thing is how we are changing
spiritually. In Ephesians 4, Paul talks about putting off the old man
(sinful actions and attitudes) and putting on the new man (Christ-like
qualities). That's not a once-in-a-lifetime activity. It's an
If we are going to grow, we must change. And what is
"...so that we can be mirrors that brightly reflect the
glory of the Lord. And as the Spirit of the Lord works within us, we become
more and more like him and reflect his glory even more." (2 Corinthians
Have a great day!
- Alan Smith, author of the popular "Thought For Today," and
minister for the Fayetteville Church of Christ in Fayetteville, NC, may be
contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org