I’ve been having a few difficulties at my work place lately and one of the things that I have found encouraging is the thought that everything can change in a day. For Esther everything changed when the king could not sleep (Esther 6:1). The following day Haman was hanged and Esther was safe. Everything changed for Joseph when Pharaoh had a dream which his magicians could not interpret (Genesis 41:8). Joseph was called for and he became the prime minister of Egypt in a day. On 14th May 1948 Israel became a nation in a day.

This week we have another example of how everything can change in a day. For the last couple of weeks there has been speculation in the media about the leadership of the Australian Labor party but nothing that really prepared the nation for what happened on Thursday. Wednesday morning Kevin Rudd was prime minister and 24 hours later Julia Gillard had been given the job without even a vote being cast.

Truly everything can change in a day.

I’m not commenting as to whether the change in the government’s leadership is a good thing or a bad thing, I’m just commenting on how quickly it changed.