A few days ago I was organizing things
and discovered a few photographs
in a drawer of my children
when they were much younger.
I was thinking to myself
oh what a precious age!
Joyful innocence glowed
upon their faces
and I could literally
hear their laughter
of that time surrounding
my thoughts, as I went
through each photograph slowly.
Today they are grown,
one in her studies and
one standing on its doorstep.
How life has changed in these years.
The house has become a bit quieter as
my children have grown into adulthood.
Thinking about my children
made me think about how much
we experience change in our lives.
Our bodies change no matter
how hard we exercise to battle aging.
Our homes change as our space
needs ebb and flow.
Our places of employment
change as the winds of
economic forces blow
or when new opportunities arrive.
Even some of our friendships change
as family needs and
employment pull us
or friends away to new lands.
Many of these changes
become enjoyable new seasons
in our lives. Yes,
and I think we would all
admit that sometimes changes
are difficult if not painful.
Yet no matter what season of change
you find yourself going through today,
a rough patch or smooth as glass,
you can find comfort in our God.
In quietness and trust is my strength