We can only change from within by turn­ing to God

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If you could change just one thing about the world, what would it be? When I look at to­day’s head­lines it doesn’t seem like we’ve made any progress, does it?

Q: A: — M.M.

You’re right; in spite of ad­vances in sci­ence and tech­nol­ogy, we face the same prob­lems to­day that the hu­man race has faced through­out his­tory: wars, famines, con­flicts, im­moral­ity, lone­li­ness, ir­ra­tional evil — the list is al­most end­less.

What is our ba­sic prob­lem? The ba­sic prob­lem is within us — within our own hearts and minds. Even if we in­vent things that will bring great ben­e­fit to the hu­man race, evil minds will use them to bring great de­struc­tion. How else can you ex­plain (for ex­am­ple) those who hack our com­put­ers or dis­trib­ute dan­ger­ous drugs that can kill thou­sands? If I could change one thing about the world, it would be our hearts and minds. But I can’t do that, and nei­ther can any­one else — ex­cept God. This is why we need Christ, for only he can change us from within by his holy spirit. And this can hap­pen, as we turn to him and in­vite him to come into our lives as our sav­ior and lord.

Yes, we live in a world that’s of­ten chaotic, and even evil. But in the midst of it we can have peace, as we turn to Christ for the for­give­ness and new life we need. Why not in­vite Christ into your life to­day?

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