In late Winter to early Spring, something magical happens all around us.

In late Winter to early Spring, something magical happens all around us. In ponds and ditches all across the country, frog spawn can be found just beneath the surface. After about three weeks, the young tadpoles emerge. They use their new gills to breathe underwater. Around April time these tadpoles slowly change into frogs. Legs begin to form. Lungs develop, and the young frog is now able to breathe above the water. Soon they leave the pond and divide their time between land and water. Frogs start life as a jelly-like group of eggs, hatch as aquatic tadpoles and then transform into amphibians! By contrast we don’t undergo such radical changes but we can change from mortal creatures into something much greater. To achieve this God asks us to begin a process of change in our thinking. A New Testament writer was inspired by God to write about this to believers: “Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may discern what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” (Romans 12:2 KJV) So we can choose to apply our minds to explore and better understand what God wants of us. When we do this regularly and read his written word in the Bible, our minds will gradually change. We will grow closer to the mind of God and if we do that, God has promised a special reward. “Behold I show you a mystery; we shall not all sleep (in death) but we shall all be changed. In a moment, in the twinkle of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound and the dead shall be raised incorruptible (immortal) and we shall be changed.” (1Corinthians 15:52)

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