“Blessed be the name of God forever and ever, to whom belong wisdom and might. He changes times and seasons; he removes kings and sets up kings; he gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding;
Today I am flying to Asheville, NC because my sister is getting married! The time has quickly flown by. And this week was the last time she and I would live together in one home. And that was emotional for me.
I am happy, please don’t get me wrong. But there is something almost so definite about closing a chapter. It means that we are growing, and time is passing.
This feeling is felt many times in our lives. The realization that we never have to walk the halls of our high school again. The realization that our kids are officially in school and no longer babies. The realization that we turned in our keys to a place we called home for years, and you know that you’ll never step foot inside of that home again.
These moments in life are normal, natural, necessary, but we leave a piece of us in everything we contact. So today’s devotional is about honoring where we’ve been, who we’ve become, and where we yet have to go.
Seasons, they come, and they go. And sometimes it’s painful to let go of the summer, but there is something so beautiful about fall leaves.
Today begs the question. Where are you? Right now. How old are you and where have you been? Where are you going? What is on your heart? Are you saying goodbye or hello to something in your life? Where ever you are, in the middle of summer or the turning of leaves, God is faithful. Life is emotional, but God is constant.
So hold onto the memories. I think that’s why God gave them to us. And I know that as we get older, those fade. But I have always found that writing helps me remember, helps me reflect, and helps me cast vision to the future. Remember that God is in control; he has the wisdom to close chapters and open new ones; he has the perfect timing when we walk into new doors.
Lord, we know you are blessed. We know that you give us our specific times. We know you make the seasons. So today, we reflect on the season you have us. Maybe we’re still praying for a significant other, maybe we are asking for healing, maybe we just moved to an unknown city, maybe we are surrounded by so many what-ifs that the future seems blurry. No matter where we are, we lean on you. Our faith is in you. We know that you declare our steps, and you turn the seasons. You bring new people into our lives and remove others for our good. We love you, and we thank you, together we pray, in your holy name, AMEN!