"Great Changes"

11 Sep

For my A-level English I am currently reading Charles Dicken’s Great Expectations. I’m not very far into it yet but I’m enjoying it so far. Don’t spoil it for me and tell me how it ends! At the end of chapter nine the chief protagonist (that’s A-level English speak for main character!) and narrator Pip makes a very interesting comment whilst reflecting on the experiences of one day. He says:

“That was a memorable day to me, for it made great changes in me. But it is the
same with any life. Imagine one selected day struck out of it, and think how
different its course would have been. Pause you who read this, and think for a
moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never
have bound you but for the formation of the first link on one memorable day.”

As Christians we don’t believe in fate but there is a lesson to be drawn from these words. We all know that one day or event can make “huge changes”. Whether it is on the world-scale, such as 9/11, or in an individual’s life. If you have placed your trust in Christ you will be able to see the impact that it has made on your actions, priorities and life. We aren’t however to keep the good news of the gospel to ourselves Jesus has told us to “Go and make disciples”Matt29:18 (ESV). If we share the gospel Christ may choose to use us to tell someone the message that will make “great changes” in their life and place it on a different course, heaven-bound instead of hell-bound.

Picture of the copy of the novel I own. Notice the £2 proudly stamped on front cover, no expense spared by the English Department!


2 Responses to “"Great Changes"”

  1. Anonymous September 22, 2007 at 9:23 pm #

    lol wonders will never cease…james talkn about charles dickens!lol oj

  2. Hannah D September 22, 2007 at 9:34 pm #

    liking the countdown!!

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