“‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'” (Jeremiah 29:11)
A few years back we had such a warm, dry autumn. The leaf colors didn’t peak as in other years. That beautiful fall foliage didn’t arrive in all of its splendor like some other years. It did come….just late, and slowly.
The leaves had a hard time changing. Change is hard for me too. Seems the older I get, the less I welcome it. The old and familiar is so comfortable. Letting go and letting God seems to be the best way. Certainly the most painless. Probably the most effective, too.
Good thing God doesn’t tire of growing and changing us. He’ll do it as fast as we let him. And He is never content to leave us where we are. So that means change!
Change is hard…even for leaves. But it’s the perfect plan. And, it’s good to remember that wherever we go, God is already there.
That’s good news.
Inspirational Messages, Sally I. Kennedy 2014