We’re Forever Changed
The Leprosy Mission produces an internal daily devotional guide, The Bridge, for use in offices, hospitals, clinics and projects around the world. Current and former staff and trustees from many countries contribute to the guide. We will share with you contributions made by our staff team.
The latest worship album I purchased has a great song with a lyric that says:
‘We go from glory to glory to glory. We’ll never be the same, never be the same. You take us higher and higher and higher. We’re forever changed, forever changed.’
God has a plan for each of our lives. He wants us to be transformed into his image.
We may often feel that this will finally all take place in heaven when our current weaknesses no longer hold us back. God doesn’t see us that way. He now views us as those in Christ, so it is in the transforming power of His righteousness that we now stand. We are new creations and he wants us to grow deeper and deeper into the Lord’s glory.
I want that transformation to impact my life every day. I need that transformation to empower me to make choices that hold me on the path of life, rather than roads to destruction. I depend on that transformation to bring joy and peace into my life. I give myself to that transformation as an act of worship. I long for that transformation to overfull into the lives of my family, neighbours, friends, even strangers.
At The Leprosy Mission we work to see ‘Leprosy Defeated’, and we also work to see ‘Lives Transformed’. Just as we have a hope that brings transformation into our lives, we reach out with a hope that can transform the lives of people affected by leprosy. We work to bringing healing, care, acceptance, justice and opportunity where there was illness, stigma, rejection, injustice, and poverty.
Let’s be thankful for the transforming work done in our own lives and press on with the work to bring transformation to people affected by leprosy. I can praise God with words affirming that I am ‘forever changed’, lets help people affected by leprosy to have the same song on their lips, that their lives are transformed and ‘forever changed’.