March 16, 2023

Like a lot of you, I do not like change. I will do whatever is needed to ensure I don’t have to change. I don’t like disruptions to my routine, my profession, or even my friends. As much as I don’t like it, I have learned that I do need to embrace change. Since I became a mother seven years ago, there has been a lot of change in my life. Children are anything but predictable. They may like a certain food one day, and absolutely despise it the next. Once your children get on a good sleep schedule, don’t worry, they will soon forfeit their sleep time for playtime in the middle of the night. As frustrating as it is, we love our children throughout it all.

Can you imagine how God feels about all of us, His children? He is constantly trying to keep up with our ever-changing minds. As a child, I attended church every Sunday with my family. My parents were avid volunteers and I also loved volunteering for my home church in Fort Worth, TX. I ventured to Oklahoma City University for college and had a hard time finding a church where I felt I belonged. Brian, my boyfriend at the time and now my husband, reintroduced me to my heavenly Father when we began dating 17 years ago. We began attending church together and naturally began volunteering together to serve our church.

I was lost for a few years, but God never gave up on me. He was always there for me and with me through those years. God had to wait for me during that time of change. I had to go through a life metamorphosis from adolescence to the young adult stage of my life.

I recently was reintroduced to a song, Come to Me, by the Goo Goo Dolls and the lyrics spoke to me:

Come to me my sweetest friend, Can you feel my heart again,
I’ll take you back where you belong… Come to me with secrets bare
I’ll love you more so don’t be scared.

God is calling me as His sweetest friend. He says to me, “Can you feel my heart again? I’ll take you back to where you belong.” God will always lead us back to Him. We must be actively listening and watching Him work in our lives. He invites us all to come to Him with our secrets. He knows all our secrets and He loves us just the same. God will always be our biggest fan. There is no need to be scared because He loves us more than we can ever imagine. His love is never ending and has no limitations. He loves us through our sins, and He gladly takes our sins as His own.

My God and my heavenly Father, Embrace me throughout the changes in my life, just as I embrace my children’s changes. It is through their changes and mine, we learn how to become better people, inside and out.

– Jocelyn Morgan, Edmond Campus Director of Children’s Ministry