You Are The Change

July 8, 2015
by Rosemary Hagedorn

Tomorrowland, the movie, is a 2015 American science fiction adventure film. The film tells the story of a former boy genius, jaded by disillusionment, and a young girl, bright, optimistic, and bursting with scientific curiosity, who embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known as Tomorrowland. What they must do there changes the world and themselves forever. It is a movie of hope.

Today, we just have to read our newspapers, watch the news on television, or listen to the radio, to realize that the world is in desperate need of hope. When we look at the world around us, with its many serious problems, including poverty, injustice, war, overpopulation, environmental degradation, and lack of love towards our fellow human beings, it's all too easy to become either angry and frustrated on the one hand, or passive and despondent on the other. Hopelessness is all around us, and we fear for the future and the future of our children's children.

But, there is hope.

Jeremiah 29:11-13 – "For I know the plans I have for you," says the Lord. "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. In those days when you pray, I will listen. If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me." (NLT)

Christ in you is that hope to change what is in your power to change. It may be standing up for the down-trodden, the cast-out, the defenceless, the orphan, or the widow. It may be volunteering in hospitals and old age homes. It may be listening to the broken-hearted and elderly. It may be finding a cure for cancer and all the other deadly diseases. It may be praying for your family, your neighbours, and the leaders of the world.

2 Peter 3:13 – But according to His promise we are looking for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells. (NASB)

Prayer: Lord God, Creator of heaven and earth, with Your Holy Spirit guiding us, may we bring about much-needed changes in this world that You have given us to care for. Grant us the strength and the courage to help the helpless. Give us the assurance that one day, in Your good time, everything will become brand new. Amen.

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Rosemary Hagedorn <rosyhagedorn@gmail.com>
Penetanguishene, Ontario, Canada

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1 Comment

  • PresbyCan Feedback says:

    May we do just that Rosemary. God bless.


    Invigorating message!! More power to you Rosemary!!


    Thank you Rosemary – what special words you have written.


    Excellent piece; thank you, Rosemary.
    (Michigan)


    Yes, our one true hope rests in Christ Jesus. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us. Blessings.


    This is a lovely devotional Karen. Much food for thought. Thanks for sharing.
    (Ontario)


    Good morning Rosy.
    Your devotional has settled into my heart as we begin God’s important work in our midst. Thank you!


    Hi Rosy,
    Well stated. I agree. As in Jeremiah’s time, a prophetic message and timely for today.
    You addressed that to the point.
    Be encouraged.
    God’s blessings upon you.


    Thank you, Rosemary for your devotion this morning. Going through difficult times, Jeremiah 29 11-13 has been my help so many times and God has strengthened me. This is again one of these times when my husband maybe facing another cancer diagnosis, so I appreciate this so much today. Keep up the inspiration. I don’t often comment but I appreciate what you write. God bless.


    Rosemary,
    Normally I always encourage writers (and I do you as well), but if you research over population, you’ll find that the planet has enough space for every individual born.
    A simple google search of ‘proof that overpopulation is a myth’, should produce the results.
    The world wants to think overpopulation, but in reality it’s more likely greed, because God always provides for His people.
    Hope you take this in love and not anything else.
    Keep up your great writing and sharing,
    (CA)


    Thank you Rosemary for the devotional. The movie you mention sounds good.
    You reminded me of words from Colossians 1:27, “Christ in you , the hope of glory.”
    God bless you.


    Thank you Rosy for reminding us tat we have the sure promise of our God to be with us at all times.

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