Real Lives 2010
2010 has been a year of change. Out went Gordon Brown, in came David Cameron and Nick Clegg. New leaders and new promises of a brighter future. A change for the better? I’ll let you decide! But now they’re in power, they say they’re going to make lots of changes. But I wonder, if you could change one thing what would it be?
I guess your answer will depend on your situation. If you’re unemployed you might want to create more jobs. If you have children you might want to give them a better start. If you’re a student you might want to get rid of loans! If you’re elderly, you might want to be sure that the country still cares for you. We all want to change something different.
But is the future going to be any different? Even if we can make changes, will that make any real difference?
You might remember in this newspaper last year, reading about the good news in the Bible. That’s one thing that hasn’t changed! 2,000 years ago one man changed the future forever. Jesus Christ who claimed to be God opened the way for us to live beyond the grave where there would be no heartache or tragedy again.
But one thing that has changed is the lives of all the people who tell their stories in this newspaper. Debra wanted to live her way, Keith just wanted to enjoy his pension, whilst Alison simply wanted to be clean from drugs. Yet Jesus Christ gave them far more than they could ever have imagined.
You might want your finances to change, the environment to be cleaned up or simply to relax and enjoy your retirement, but think about this: if Jesus promises life after death to those who follow him, is it not worth stopping and listening to what he has to say?
It would be nice to change our circumstances — but Jesus Christ offers something better. Real change on the inside. If you think that perhaps you’d like him to change you, then read on — and come along to the Real Lives events and hear how Jesus Christ has changed the lives of others.
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