Illusive Spring

Tree canopy leading into our Historic Sanctuary (last week)

I love the change of seasons.  Although I tend to have my favorites, I have to admit that every season change reminds me of truths about how God created earth. Like this weekend.  Spring officially started last week.  Bring on the flip flops and t-shirts.  Pull the hair into a pony tail and welcome the warm sunshine! Until Saturday. I went out for morning run all dressed out in winter running gear again. The buttercups are shaking and the grass waits in wonder, “did I turn green only to be covered in the cold of snow again?” 

Life changes too. And sometimes we forget that even though a blast of winter returns or the blooms of last week are lost in the cold rain of today….spring is still here.  Like the grass, we wonder, “did I get all excited only to be disappointed, again?”  But in reality, a transition has occurred and each day it will become more and more evident that a new season has arrived. 

Buttercups on the North Campus by Ty Denslow, 2011

 So what do you do the meantime? You look at buttercups. You watch blossoms fall from tree canopies and you remember that snow was beautiful too. You find something worthwhile to do with an hour of your day and you continue.  James 4:1 says “Perseverance must finish its work so that we can be mature and complete, lacking in nothing.”  Transitions take time.  Change is occurring. God is faithful.  Something beautiful is on the other side of this moment.  Whatever change or transition you are living in…stay the course! Wait it out…you are in for a fabulous new season of life! 

Tree canopy going into Sanctuary East. No matter the direction, it's all beautiful right here!

3 thoughts on “Illusive Spring

  • This comes at an important and appropriate time for me! Thank you for reminding me that “God is faithful. Something beautiful is on the other side of this moment. Whatever change or transition you are living in…stay the course! Wait it out…you are in for a fabulous new season of life! ‘

    That I use these moments in the midst of this changing season wisely and well is the focus of my prayer tonight. May nothing of it be wasted.

  • You do such a beautiful job at inspiring and putting pictures to the feelings that occupy my heart. Thanks for the great work!

  • What a wonderful reminder that God is at work in the transitions of our lives. I had an opportunity last week to enjoy a few quiet moments sitting under this peaceful tree canopy. It is indeed all beautiful in that spot. A good place for me to sit and reflect on God’s hand in my life.

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