Roger Bothwell

Roger Bothwell
Roger Bothwell's Devotionals

Change You Can Count On

His birth caused mankind to change the calendar.  His touch changed a leper into a whole, healthy man.  His gentleness changed a woman’s life after He told her to go and sin no more.  His command changed a grieving father’s sorrow into tears of joy when his little girl started to breathe.  His blessing changed a little boy’s lunch into a banquet for 20,000 people. His command changed a raging storm into a tranquil sea.  His silence changed a court scene into an out of control mob.  His call changed the rotting flesh of a man dead for three days into a vibrant, living soul.  His generosity changes us from lost degenerates into good, kind, loving citizens of His Father’s kingdom.  His love changes our sin-stained heavenly records into documents of impeccable righteousness.  His command will change this planet into the home for the New Jerusalem. 
We are hearing much about change these days.  If you are looking for change, real change, look no further than the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  We are told that the more things change the more they stay the same.  That’s true in politics.   But we are not talking about the selfish ways of men.  We are talking a real change that will not be the same old, same old.  The change Jesus brings is real and eternal.  So if you are tired of ageing, tired of disappointing yourself and others, tired of the gruesome news of the day, tired of being separated from loved ones by death, then change your life right now.  Change to Jesus’ side and life will be an endless adventure of change as you grow more and more like Him.   That is awesome change.


I just came from Penney’s.  If I owned stock I would sell it just as soon as the markets opened in the morning.  If they wondered why I was the only customer there, they should note they are selling t-shirts for $90 marked down 40%.  That is still $50 for a t-shirt.  Surely the only person who would pay that much for a t-shirt is someone who just won the lottery and is still stupid giddy over being rich.  The t-shirt didn’t even have a Patriot’s logo on the front or back.
Now I do realize they are not marketing to someone my age.  No one markets to people my age, well maybe the guy who called last week peddling cemetery lots.   Wait I have to take that back the drug dealers, who instead of standing on street corners, market to me during the network evening news broadcasts at 6:30.
Smart marketing is the secret ingredient for any successful endeavor.  I am marketing to you right now.  I want you to buy something guaranteed to never wear out, never to fray, never to fade and always will hold its value.  I want you to buy from me something that will restore your youth and return you to the arms of lost family. “I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire, so you can become rich; and white clothes to wear, so you can cover your shameful nakedness; and salve to put on your eyes, so you can see.”  Revelation 3:18.
You can’t buy it with cash.  You don’t have enough cash so instead it is free.  Well, not really.  It will cost you your loyalty and love.  It’s a bargain at any price.

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