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As I sit here in this room looking at the ocean through the rain drop covered windows it reminds me of the power of our great and mighty God.
With a force that is in continual motion.
I pause. I listen. I breathe.
The rain is thundering on the roof top and it’s sound is almost deafening.
There is a powerful force within the dark and moving clouds.
It is a cleansing and a wintery part of the oceans season.
A tree fell down and men are chopping it up and removing the old so the broken parts of it are not in the way of spring grasses and children’s camps.
It is not too different from our lives where the old broken parts must be removed so new life can rise within our spirits.
A new year means change is coming.
Tomorrow we will inaugurate a new President of our United States.
A definite new year of change and passing the baton of responsibility from one leader to the next.
Change is hard, we often walk into it with hesitation and uncertainty and our minds are full of questions.
We move without knowledge of what will happen in the new months.
A new experience can be a positive for us if we are willing to receive with open arms and without reservation.
It is a trust process for sure.
It is a reality that after every storm there is a calm.
After every new change we soon adjust and get familiar with what was unknown to us.
Our daughter starts a new job soon.
She will walk away from the old and begin a new learning process. It is both scary and exciting for her to begin one more time but that is what life is all about.
The storms and the rainbows.
In Ecclesiastes 3 of the Old Testament
[There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build,]
A new year is a new beginning.
Will we embrace it and wait with anticipation of what will come?
Or will we fight it with arms folded and never allow anything new to take place.