Monday, September 6, 2010

Winds of change

The breeze makes the grass's plumes dance. The view is ever changing.
My elementary school Sunday School students talked about the changing of the seasons. How Summer becomes Fall and Fall becomes Winter and how it is all a part of God's plan. We marvelled at the miracle of it all.
But we complain about the heat in the Summer, the cold in the Winter, having to rake leaves in the Fall. It's never quite right.
The changes in the seasons of our lives are just as hard to deal with. We complain about not being able to do the things we used to do. We are concerned about the way we can't remember things with way we used to. We are saddened by the illnesses of our friends. We worry about money.
But I have to remember, that these seasons are also a part of God's plan and to enjoy and revel and marvel at the miracle of life. There is joy in every day if we just look for it. Most of the time we don't have to look too far, either.
May you find joy in your day and all your days to come. Watch the leaves sway in the breeze, notice the changing colors and praise God for it all.


  1. thank you for the reminder about God's plan. i try to keep that thought in the forefront of my mind, but it's still easy to lose sight of some days.

  2. Isn't that true that we are never completely satisfied? Always something to complain about. I know that it's tough finding joy when it seems like it's in hiding. I know that I'm not looking in the right places for it. Thank you!

  3. This post reminds me of Ecclesiates, you know, the turn, turn and a season for everything and all that. It just read it recently for the first time -- it really hit home hard for me.