Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Changes...




"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference." – Reinhold Niebuhr
 
 
Spring storms bring brilliant light shows and rolling thunder as the skies open to pour out a much needed drink to the dry and thirsty ground.

The grass is greener, the trees are budding and the sound of chirping birds fill the air.

Summer arrives with warm breezes and bright sun that lifts our spirits and adds a blush of color to our skin after a long winter.

Children enjoy the much needed break from school work, by riding bikes, swimming, laughing and playing until they’re too exhausted to fight bedtime but even as the summer ends and they prepare to head back to school, they’re once again filled with excitement at the thought of seeing old friends and making new ones.

Colors begin to change to bright yellows, reds, and oranges as fall winds begin to cool the air.

The air becomes so crisp that we're able to see our breath and then one day, the first snowflakes, each one so beautifully unique.

The snow begins to cover the ground and the wind becomes colder. We layer our clothing and snuggle a bit closer to stay warm on those cold dark nights.

After the long winter ends, the warmer air brings about familiar changes, the budding of the trees and flowers and once again all things are made new.
 
Some changes are exciting, some are scary, some are even painful but through each change, just like with each season, we have the promise of something new.
 
2 Corinthians 5:17
(NKJV)
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
 
Change can be the greatest thing that has ever happened to us!

God has a plan and even when our plans change, He brings good things to those who love Him.




So don't be afraid of change, accept it, embrace it and have faith that God can make all things new!

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