Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Change in the wind

I have been thinking lately about a scene from "Mary Poppins".
Do you remember that movie?
The scene is of
an old sea Admiral
that no longer goes to sea.

He instead goes to the top of his house which is fashioned to look like a ship 
and with the assistance of his "first mate",
he watches for which way  the wind is blowing
and then reports it to the neighbors in a loud and boisterous voice,
and a shot from a cannon
advising and warning them of what is coming their way.

 I have felt a change coming for some time.
I did not know from where it was coming or where it was going,
but I knew it was on its way.
Change can be exciting
and uncertain
and scary
all at the same time.
I think it has to do with perspective.
I don't really know how I feel about this change.
I think I am just resolved to experience it to its fullest.
A healthy perspective can only come from having a strong faith.
Faith in the one whole holds all things together,
It comes from looking back
and remembering how constant
and unwavering He has been.

Like the time my Mom, Sister and I
started going to a new church my junior year in high school.
Strangers in a new place, but sure it was the right thing to do.
Both my sister and I met our husbands at that church.
Change was good.

Or the time Wes and I took a huge leap of faith
and left the security of the family business.
A time without a job, a home and a little one on my hip,
it was what we were to do.
Family relationships were deepened and solidified
during a very difficult time.

Then there was the time when the kids were very small,
and our house was very small.
We kept driving by a home that was for sale,
out of our price range 
that never sold.
We made a reasonable offer
and found ourselves
a home.

I could go on all day of all the changes in direction I have gone with My God.

Oh, how God has taken care of me!
How could I ever doubt that 
He loves me
Is looking out for me
Is preparing a way for me.

All I have to do is look back and I can see what He has done
for a small timid girl like me.

There is change in the wind, I must prepare...
Like the Admiral on top of his house,
I see it coming
I recognize it well.

I am calling out to all of those that I love to prepare as well...

Take courage, ready your hearts and together
let's watch God work out the next chapter in the story.

Isaiah 43:19
I am doing a new thing;
now it begins to happen! 

don’t you recognize it?
I’m making a way

in the desert,
and paths

in the wilderness.



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