Saturday, 9 October 2010

When the numbers are wrong then return with a thud

So I'm in my local supermarket with stuff in the trolley and I'm looking beyond the kiosk and see a queue for the lottery. With many people grasping hold of their really important numbers based on meaningful dates of events in their lives. That's the thing this ticket has so many emotional attachments and expectations; the main one being winning life changing money. It could really be you, this money could really change a life.

How much would it cost to make that change? I was watching the news this morning, when a guest on the show attempted to answer that very question, by saying £100 million would mean that you would no longer need to worry any more. Does that mean £100 million is how much a new life costs?

Then there's that feeling- this could be the time, when that life changing money arrives. The plans that are made, the holidays organised, cars that are bought, the houses that are built and the people that can be helped. Admittedly this is all done in the head.

As the lottery queue grows, each individual clings on to their purchased ticket with faith for that moment and until the numbers are announced, that they are going to win this new life. And that's the thing in reality we are disappointed, because those important dates in our life didn't match the right numbers on the night. It's OK though, because we accept our lot and return with a thud back to our old life. The thing is, it really doesn't have to be like this...

2 Corinthians 5:17 (NIV)
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!

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