Daily Archives: September 19, 2012

Shining Moments

Life is always changing.

Day after day

   moment after moment

     even though things might seem the same

count on it

They are not.

So we cherish the good times and hold our plans lightly.

For tomorrow might never come;

It’s all in the Hands of the One Who Loves us and gave His life for us.

While at the beach we longed for sunny days but having spent many summers there

   in the past

   we knew to leave each day with God.

The night before we would discuss some possibilities

    fly a kite,

    surfing lessons (oh yes)

    spending the whole day at the beach.

But time after time the day would break cloudy.

We’d walk the wet sand enjoying the morning

   knowing that it would change.

Just give it time.

By mid morning I would begin to see patches of blue

   here and there in the sky.

At first postage stamp size

  then growing bigger

   until the beautiful blue finally took over the whole sky.

By this time we would have already rearranged our days activities.

One day the wind kicked up

    but I knew that in the time it would take to put together a kite

    the weather would change again.

Life is like that, isn’t it.

We just about get used to things being one way and then it changes.

Children grow, teens become more independent,

   aging parents need more assistance.

   jobs change

   health fluctuates

   and on and on and on.

Wisdom is having a balanced approach to life.

Although life is always changing

   hold onto what doesn’t ever change.

Love is eternal.

The sun always shines

    Yes somewhere up there it still shines.

Jesus lives

   and loves and cares for you intimately.

He has promised,

    “Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives.

Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” John 14:27

 

In the midst of all that changes His Words hold firm.

Trust Him today.

The weather and everything else might change in just a few minutes

  but He never changes.

Embrace His gift of peace

   for you.