More to See

I grew up about an hour from the beach in Southern California. Unless you know you are going to the beach, it feels more like you are stuck in traffic. A lot of traffic. And smog.
But then you turn a corner and there it is- the sand, the waves, the beach.

You don’t know what is around the corner.

Sometimes, you can’t even guess.

Keep going.

There is more to see.

God has so much to show you.

The whole earth is filled with awe at your wonders; where morning dawns, where evening fades, you call forth songs of joy. (‭Psalm‬ ‭65‬:‭8‬ NIV)

Embrace the Process

Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory he will reveal to us later. (‭Romans‬ ‭8‬:‭18‬ NLT)

Fall is my favorite season of the year with it’s vibrant colors and cooler weather. I am always amazed at how the bright bold colors of the red, yellow and orange of the dying leaves. It is a visual feast for my eyes.

Those leaves have always had those colors within them but it is only during the fall that we see them. As the trees prepare to survive winter, they ” “cut off ” the leaves from receiving nutrition and eventually will “cast them off” when the right time comes. As the leaves die, they reveal their brilliant under colors for all the world to see.

It is the process of the seasons.

As the trees go through winter they may seem barren and dead but the truth is that spring is coming.

New life will bloom and burst onto the scene once again.

Our lives are lived in seasons.

Some seasons are rich with new life, some are seasons are about letting go,
some seasons seem empty and barren.

Embrace the process.

With each new season, we say goodbye to some things and hello to others. We have to let go of the past and embrace the present.

Each one has its challenges.
Each one has gifts to discover.

And one day, we will cross from this life to another. We will be embraced by eternity and know that the things we suffered in earth is nothing compared to glory of being in very presence of God.