I cannot help but notice, when I look around me, that we are amidst a season of change. Of literal sorts. Trees are changing color. Some are even dropping their leaves. The sun shines differently in the crisp blue sky and temperatures are dropping. All this in preparation for a winter transformation.
And while many may argue the depressing factors associated with letting go…. of warm days and what seems like endless summer play…. I might, on the other hand, argue the beauty in it all.
More than anything however, I am particularly struck by the deliberate submissive behavior of inanimate objects that surround our daily lives. And, in thinking on such things, I cannot help but wonder where we, the hands and feet of God, fall short.
You see, our Creator has a divine plan for all of His creation. If you live in a climate where seasons are easily defined, you can clearly observe the annual dying off of winter eventually giving way to the new life and new growth of spring. And, in this circle of life we see no opposition. No tendency to run. No option to hide. In fact, all of nature has but one option…. to simply BE. To humble itself at the hands of the master. To face transfiguration in the wake of His grace.
And aren’t we one of the same Creator?
And, doesn’t He beckon us change? Character molded in hearts crafted like Christ. His handiwork daily on display in our words and our actions.
But we run still. Resisting change. Straying from the risk. Finding only temporary comfort in idols of this world. Possessions that zap not only bank accounts but emotional wells that run dry.
And isn’t it at the hands o our own where we meet our fate? Destruction embedded deep in a failure to yield…. the right of way… to the ONE who has the way.
And really, it’s about time. Because change doesn’t happen overnight. It’s the manifestation of days giving way to a transfiguration over time.
And we rush through our days. We praise idols and set them on pedestals. Erecting temples of fame and fortune. All the while ignoring the call of our Creator. His words whispered gently….
Be still and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10
So today my friends…. won’t you take a few moments…. to worship Him with your time? Allow Him to transform your heart and mold it after His own? Will you just BE?
Can we be like the trees standing tall, accepting of the change…. His will for our lives? Can we live in joyful anticipation of a new growth of spring?
I know one thing for certain…..
I may not know what the future holds
I am confident in my relationship with the ONE who holds the future!
Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him…. Psalm 37:7