The best example of this could be my experience at my favorite restaurant. It’s a small, inexpensive restaurant that serves southern French cuisine. (That sounds fancier than it is. It’s essentially a hole in the wall). Every time I go in, I always get the same thing: A cheese and tomato (pronounced to-MAH-toh) quiche with the soup of the day! The chef, Madame Colette, knows me by name and always insists that I need to try something new. But I’m loyal to my once-a-week quiche and soup of the day.
Not Good to Never Change
A few weeks ago, when Madame Colette saw me walk into her restaurant, she informed me in a thick French accent, “Today, you will have a crepe. It is not good to never change.” (sic) I knew better than to argue with her and ended up eating the yummiest savory crepe I’ve ever had.
So as I begin this New Year, I do so in the spirit of Madame Colette. “It is not good to never change.” Therefore, I resolve this year to try new things, especially when those new things scare me. For I know that I’m in the care of a God who is an expert at new beginnings.
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come” (1 Corinthians 5:17, ESV).
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Jael Amador writes from New York.© 2002 - 2023, AnswersForMe.org. All rights reserved. Click here for content usage information.