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Nothing changes…

My favorite rock n roll band is U2. From Wikipedia… “War is the third studio album by Irish rock band U2. It was produced by Steve Lillywhite, and was released on Feb. 28, 1983 on Island Records. The album is regarded as U2's first overtly political album, in part because of songs like "Sunday Bloody Sunday" and "New Year's Day", as well as the title, which stems from the band's perception of the world at the time; lead vocalist Bono stated that "war seemed to be the motif for 1982.”

The first verse of the song, New Years Day, goes like this…

“All is quiet on New Year's Day. A world in white gets underway. I want to be with you, be with you, night and day. Nothing changes on New Year's Day; On New Year's Day”

From Wikipedia… “The lyric had its origins in a love song from Bono to his wife, but was subsequently reshaped and inspired by the Polish Solidarity movement.”

It’s the phrase, “nothing changes on New Year’s Day” that has always captured my attention. There is truth and sadness in that phrase as it relates to our circumstances. There is also hope and determination, especially when it comes to relationships with those we love or admire.

When you are committed to following Jesus and being obedient to His teachings, change is inevitable for growth to occur; we allow the Holy Spirit change us… a CHANGE in our attitude, our mindset, our opinions, our perspective, our priorities, our words, our thoughts, our behavior, our habits, our spending habits, our work, our willingness to love as Jesus loved.

Nothing changes, but you can; you can be changed. Allow Jesus to change your heart and commit to following Him in the new year.

Happy New Year!

“This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!” Bible, New Testament, 2 Corinthians 5:17 (New Living Translation)

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