a change of seasons

HPIM1823As autumn approaches, we begin to see changes.  The leaves start to turn colors and we feel that nip in the evening air.  The smoky haze settles in the valleys, changing the perspective of the horizon.  Some embrace the change and get a sense of anticipation.  Others get a feeling of dread… wondering, “what’s coming next?”

Although change is inevitable, our attitude toward change is a choice.  I must say, I have always been a bit “change averse”.  A lot of this aversion is based upon huge changes in my life, leaving me reeling.  Change can be unsettling, to say the least.  But, change can also bring beautiful, new things into our lives.  It can knock us out of a place of complacency into new learning and new growth.

I am reminded of Ecclesiastes 3… “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven…” It goes on to say that He has made everything beautiful in its season. Change will happen… it may be unsettling, it may be uncomfortable. Ultimately it will be made beautiful by the One who brings about change.

I am learning to embrace change. I am learning to believe it has a purpose. I am learning that what God does is for our good and is good for eternity. He has planted eternity in our hearts. Our steps… even the changes… are ordered by Him and are made beautiful in time.

About John M. Stewart

I am a university administrator, part-time professor, writer, photographer, and a musician. I love live theater, music, hikes in the woods, and walks on the beach. I am a spiritual sojourner. My blog is about this life journey and how my faith impacts and intersects with my life journey. View all posts by John M. Stewart

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