Winds of Change

Wind blows fierce and strong
Sweeping clean, clearing debris
Nature’s do-over

A little weather haiku this morning. The wind is formidable this morning! I don’t know if it’s blowing something in or blowing something out. If there were any leaves on the trees, there aren’t now. They’ve all been blown off and away. The ground has been blown clear of any leaves that were there. My wind chime is no longer singing the sweet simple song of summer, but has reached a crescendo of protest that it must work so hard. The birds have all taken shelter in the trees, afraid to fly… Or at least understanding it would be pointless today.

The “winds of change” are blowing both physically and metaphorically. I’ve been faced with a heart-wrenching decision in the last few weeks, and, in many ways, it feels as though I have been blown by a strong wind straight toward my ultimate conclusion. It’s a strange feeling… To be pointed straight toward something, feeling the push of the Holy Spirit from behind, knowing God is steering me toward an inevitable end but still praying and wanting to be sure it is God’s will and not my own.

But here are five things I know.
🎶My gift comes from God. He can do with it what he chooses.
🎶God will use me wherever I go. My job is to be obedient.
🎶His plan is so much greater than my own. Trust!!
🎶Change can be painful, even good change.
🎶I have to let go of what I’m holding so tightly in order to receive the goodness God has waiting for me.

So I will go where He sends me, and thank Him for the privilege of serving a new congregation… For the joy of serving that congregation with my husband. And I will thank Him for the many friends and church family who go with me in my heart… who will always be in my heart.

The wind chime in my heart is struggling to keep up with all the change. But God is good, and He alone can and WILL set it ringing once again with a sweet song of His own choosing.

Zephaniah 3:17
The Lord your God is in your midst,
a mighty one who will save;
he will rejoice over you with gladness;
he will quiet you by his love;
he will exult over you with loud singing.

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