A New Old Commitment

June 26, 2013

The law of unintended consequences.  At times it’s one of my favourite laws and at other times one of my least favourite.  This past week it fell into the former category.  The plan was to attend Agustinus and Erlina Nagata’s Canadian Citizenship Ceremony.  What a privilege to be able to be there to celebrate the milestone with friends.  
The unexpected part was when the Judge invited any Canadian citizens who were there to take the same oath as the new citizens.  Judge Linda Carvery presented it as an opportunity to renew our commitment as Canadians.
So I did, I raised my right hand and repeated the vows along with my friends, committing to be faithful and bear true allegiance to the Queen and my country and to fulfill my duties as a Canadian citizen.  Because I have always been a Canadian I had never given much thought to what it meant to be a Canadian, now I do. 

Some of us have been Christ Followers for so long that we have forgotten what it really means to follow Christ.  Maybe every so often we should renew the oath we took when we surrendered our lives to Him and agreed to follow Him, just to keep it fresh.  Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.