Fall is here and the winds of change sure seem to be blowing. There is a crispness in the air, the leaves crunch underfoot, and the hills are just beginning to make that transition that paints them into in shades of gold, red, orange, and green.
Fall is my favorite time of the year, partly because of all of the pumpkin spice, but partly because it’s impossible not to notice the shifting and changing happening all around us.
Some people don’t like change, but I do! I love the excited feeling that bubbles up in my soul when I feel like I’m on the cusp of something new. I love the adventure that change brings and I love the fact that change stirs up the hope for something fresh, different, and maybe richer, deeper, and better.
Maybe I love change because I’ve personally experienced the profound remaking change of God in my own life. Anyone whose known me for a long time can tell you that I’m not who I once was. I’ve been changed.
Like clay in the potter’s hands, I’ve been shaped into something entirely different. And although I don’t want to sound at all boastful, I can attest to the fact that this change has been a good one. He’s been at work in me, redeeming the things within me, within my circumstances, and within my situation that were broken and damaged, and shaping me in His image. The person He has molded me into, and continues to mold me into, far surpasses the mess He started with.
He is making me whole, but He’s also making me Holy.
He has a lot of work ahead of Him, but I’m not afraid because even though God is at work, constantly bringing about change in people, situations, seasons, and circumstances, He remains constant. He never changes. His goodness, faithfulness, love, mercy, and kindness never change.
He is always and forever the same.
And He is only always ever redeeming.
So, sweet Sister, wherever you find yourself, know this. Our God is always at work bringing about change for your good and His glory.
Have Hope because He is a God who brings about change in people, situations, and circumstances, but He never changes.