3 September 2014
As I sit here at home writing this, I heard birds by the dozen chirping gloriously under the warm spring sunshine. Here in South Africa, September marks the beginning of spring:
To my friends abroad, in the UK… your September marks the beginning of a new academic year.
And thus today’s SS can also apply to you:
As the previous season comes to an end, a new one awaits. And that can be full of promise. Take courage and comfort in this familiar verse:
“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.
See I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up, do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the desert
And streams in the wasteland.” (Isaiah 43: 18-19)
Don’t dwell on the things that didn’t go right.
Look around, a new thing is coming. In fact is has sprung up already.
Will you embrace it?
The ‘streams in the wasteland” part remind me of this SWITCHFOOT song: WHERE I BELONG
(Haha, consequently the lyrics in that song are actually “storms in the wasteland” – perhaps this mistake would still be good for some listener/reader anyway…)
Yesterday, I captured this picture:
Signs of spring, indeed. The green leaves springing up on the end of the branches…
“Heavenly Father, You always amaze me.”