When I was growing up we always had jokes about people from neighboring states, somehow making them out to be of a lesser IQ.
In every state I have lived, in it seems to have been the same. One such joke asked, “How many of these people would it take to change a lightbulb?” The answer: “Seven. One to hold the light bulb up to the socket and six to turn the ladder he was standing on.”
For some reason I was thinking about this the other day and it led me to think about how many does it take to change a person’s life?
The Bible tells us that true life change comes by choosing to become a follower of Jesus Christ.
In the book of 2 Corinthians, the author Paul tells us that “if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old (life) has gone, the new (life) is here.”
Jesus Christ can and will bring about a positive change in anyone’s life if they will give him a chance. The scriptures teach us that he alone is the only way to take care of the sin problem that every human being is born into.
Another truth is that although Jesus is the only one that can produce real change, the Lord has always used people like us to lead others to Jesus. We who are followers are God’s only plan to reach a world that needs him so much.
He first uses us as examples of the life that can be lived, and also he uses our testimonies of what this different life can look like and how it has made a difference in our lives.
The great news is that for everyone who will admit they need a change, Jesus has never turned anyone away who will come to him.