Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Unchanging

"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever."
Hebrews 13:8

They are the first to arrive every spring. One morning the lawn looks just as it has all winter, brown and dry, and the next morning there they are all dressed in purple and white. Quietly in the dark night hours they poked tiny heads up through the sleeping soil to announce the changing of the seasons.

Every year my spirit fills with joy to see them. They are a sweet reminder of the faithfulness and unchanging character of God.

Winter may last for a season, but spring will always follow. My circumstances may grow dark and heavy, but His promises never fail. As surely as these tiny bits of life bloom every spring - so will He faithfully be all He has promised to be in our lives. He will never leave us or forsake us (Hebrews 13:5). He has good plans for our lives (Jeremiah 29:11). He loves us (John 17:23). His grace is sufficient (II Cor. 12:9). He will never change (Hebrews 13:8).

I don't like change. It underlines the truth that I am not in control of things. Of course I'm not, but there is One who is, and He is faithful. I look with joy at these little bundles of life. They are reminders that my Father will always take very good care of me.

"Summer and winter and springtime and harvest,
Sun, moon and stars in their courses above
Join with all nature in manifold witness
To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.

Great is Thy faithfulness!
Great is Thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see.
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided;
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!"*

*"Great Is Thy Faithfulness"
Thomas Chisholm

Blessings,
Linda

I will be gone for about a week. Company's comin'!!

16 comments:

  1. Beautiful signs of Spring, Linda. As refreshing as your words.

    Enjoy your time away.

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  2. I am seeing plenty of beautiful daffodils
    springing up in my yard now. Spring is
    right around the corner. You're right.
    Change does mean we aren't in control
    but He is and that's even better.
    Blessings,
    Sandy

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  3. With the coming of spring I'm reminded of the power of His resurrection.

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  4. I was just reminding someone else of these same truths this morning: God. The same yesterday, today and forever. His Grace is sufficient. He is faithful. And now here you are reminding me. LOVE it!

    And being reminded of these truths, I will continue to keep my eyes peeled for signs of spring around here. :-)

    Enjoy your company!

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  5. OH... beautiful Linda! I love that Hebrews verse. It is on my list to use in a piece of art! Have a wonderful time with your company!! :)

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  6. A timely reminder for me also, esp. as I deal with changes and troubles at school. We here are all tired of winter and under stress preparing for state testing. When that is over (March 14 - 18), in essence winter will be officially over and we'll all be feeling better here. For teachers here, the first sign of spring is when the last test book is closed. Then we start looking for the flowers!:)
    You also shared another favorite hymn of mine.

    Enjoy your company. You will be missed here.

    Have a great week with your company!

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  7. Hi Linda!

    I'll enjoy your flowers until mine appear ~ Thank you for the reminders that our God is faithful ♥
    Have fun with your company, Linda!
    God bless you always * Maria

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  8. You are so right... those amazing flowers God gives us...dressed and ready to dance int he breeze! So happy to have found you! Please join me at my history blog when you return to blogging world! I'd love to have you!
    Have fun with your company!
    Blessings!
    Ann

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  9. Beautiful. Linda. Signs of Spring are here too. I struggle with change too, but God has seen fit to work on that in me. Groan. But He is indeed faithful!

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  10. What a pretty, promising sight. I hope you enjoy your time away.

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  11. Change - my word of the year! Constant - isn't it interesting that the one thing you can count on is change.

    I love the sight of these little windflowers, too. Non here yet, but it won't be long now.

    My brain dump/random ramblings seems to have left my brain empty of anything to say - words are not there. And it's better to say nothing if you have nothing to say. I'm thinking of posting that last picture I posted on FB for a Wordless Friday!

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  12. so so right, Linda.
    enjoy your company.

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  13. have a good week with your company.

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  14. Yay! Spring!

    Enjoy your visitors, Linda!

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  15. I love signs of spring! What a lovely post and one of my favorite hymns to top it off! Have fun with company.

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  16. beautiful
    we have sprouts of various kinds that survived this ice storm even (o:

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