Thursday, November 18, 2010

Unchanging


The season put on quite a show out my window yesterday, pouring leaves on the wind and letting each one choose its own path toward the bronze heap below.
There’s change in the air – can you feel it? Everyone’s talking about the cooler, shorter days as nature begins her makeover from deep greens to comforting hues of fall.
We’ve a lot to learn from the trees as they throw back their covers. They know how to put the season to good use exposing themselves to God’s rejuvenating power. Having shed their foliage, they’re left to stand bare and vulnerable before him. I suppose it’s their way of bending the knee of their will to allow for new growth.
But the glory of the season is short-lived as leaves soon whither and fade away into the landscape. Excitement builds as we wonder what awaits us in this next chapter of time. We’re captivated by a moment. A memory made, savored and tucked away to retrieve another day. But above all that’s shifting and changing around us, I realize I’m more thankful for the stability in what remains constant.
It’s the strength we gain from that which remains UNCHANGING
that allows us to tolerate the change!
I’m so thankful that God does not fluctuate with the seasons. His love and faithfulness to his people will endure forever. His Word will always ring true, and the rest and peace he offers will forever be a haven, an indescribable refuge.
The warm ambers and golds splash across the blank canvas of each new day, but they only provide the backdrop for the sustaining power of the One who orchestrates the seasons.

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.
(Psalm 118:1) NIV

2 comments:

  1. I love you analogy of the trees standing bare before God. I want to expose myself to His rejuvenating power. God sees all anyway, so I don't want to try to hide anything from Him. Thank you for this beautiful picture.
    Many Blessings,
    Lisa

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  2. Amen! His consistent and unchanging nature is the rock we cling to. Lovely Post Debbie!
    Blessings,
    Heidi

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