Hello everyone…and a “Happy Wednesday” to you all! I sure hope that your day is going well…and that you are doing well too!
Actually, I am writing you during my Tuesday evening, as Wednesday morning is the time that I go grocery shopping. Keith and I try to plan our shopping now, so we don’t have to go as often…especially since my legs haven’t been doing the best.
Anyways…I had something planned to share with you today; but I thought that I would just relax and shoot the breeze with you and then share something special with you tomorrow. You know…it’s not very often that I just sit here and write off the top of my head. Usually God and I have something planned; but you know…I’m enjoying this tonight…this is really nice and relaxing.
What a beautiful Tuesday evening it is! As I sit here on my daybed and look outside my office window, I am truly enjoying a beautiful sunset. The squirrels have now left the yard, to go and rest in their own little homes, while the birds have also left for the night too. It’s hard to believe that the grass is greening up and the leaves on the trees are about to open. Even to this day…it amazes me, as to how a small bud on a tree can open into such a big maple leaf. As I’ve been thinking on this…maybe this is just what we all need, during these difficult days we’re living in. In other words…maybe we need to get our focus away from the Coronavirus for a while and just find something beautiful that can once more bring springtime back into our hearts.
As I have been enjoying my beautiful view out the window this evening, I’ve also been thinking on the different seasons of the year. You know…it’s so hard to believe that we have already entered spring, with summer just around the corner. Time seems to go so fast, except for the moments when life seems to be the most difficult. Moments such as these can make us feel as if time has stood still, while the problems that surround us seem never ending.
Today, I would like to encourage you to not give up; with all that is happening around you; but to know that God has a season for everything, just as He has created different seasons of the year…for different reasons. In Ecclesiastes 3:1, God has given us a reminder of this, which reads… “To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:”
You know…it’s so easy to feel stuck in one season, as though that is the only season we will ever experience. Believe me when I say; that I have felt that many times in my life; but each one of these experiences has become a reminder to me that seasons do change.
This season of the Coronavirus can seem never ending…and many can even become so caught up into what is taking place; that before they realize it, they begin to feel stuck in a season that never seems to change with time; but when we can remember who controls each season of our lives…which is Jesus Christ; then hope will override what is taking place around us.
As I continue to sit here this evening and watch the sun set, I am being reminded that just as the sun rose this morning…the sun will set and lead us into a new dawn…one that is filled and purposed with new experiences and possibilities; so hang onto these thoughts and let them be strength for you…a strength that can carry you through this rough season.
As I prepare to go to bed in a couple hours, I’m not focusing on what happened in my day; but I’m already anticipating a new beginning…a time when God once more begins something new; so look for the newness in your day too, rather than what took place in your yesterday…and this will give you hope; that even though the seasons in your life may be slowly changing…they are changing.
Have a great day everyone…and I will look forward to another visit with you tomorrow!
Many blessings on your day!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…
Diane K Hiltz Chamberlain