Sacred Spaces 433– Something for Spring

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:

Happy 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:

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Signs of spring, indeed.  The green leaves springing up on the end of the branches…

Quoted:

“Heavenly Father, You always amaze me.”

Jon Foreman

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