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It is difficult to write on the word Secular which could mean things not connected to religion and the church. Common everyday things perhaps even a bit worldly, like curly hair and burnt toast.
Burnt toast and Curly Hair
My Dad insisted that he was born with straight black hair, but he always wished for curls.
As he tells it, his sister Blanch told him that if he actually wanted black curly hair that he must eat lots of burnt toast. My dad believed her, and each morning he would burn his toast to a crisp and enjoy the flavor.
Some say this is a myth, but I wonder, because after many months it began to work, for his black hair began to curl. All the days that I knew my dad he sported black curly hair.
Dad may have told me that story in-order to get me to eat my burnt toast, and I don’t mind toast that is a bit burnt, however my blond hair never did turn black with curls.
Many of us are not satisfied with our hair, our shape, our nose, our eyes, because we have this tendency to always want to be something different than the way God made us.
Let me diverse here and apply this toward a spiritual subject. This is where we can be changed into a New Creation, to never be the same again.
Isn’t it wonderful that you do not need to eat burnt toast to become this new person? Simply invite Jesus into your heart and he does the changing by his Holy Spirit.
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things are passed away; behold, new things have come.
This post is linked with the One Word Carnival: The word is Secular. Please visit here at: http://peterpollock.com/2011/11/secular-blog-carnival/