Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Summer's End

This painting is titled "Summer's End."   I painted it when we were in Traverse City 2 summers ago the week after Labor Day.   The beaches were mostly empty, not many boats on the bay...it was the winding down of summer...the goodbye to the sweet warmth of sunshine and long days...and the coming of colder nights and shorter days.

The change in seasons is a reminder to me that our seasons of life change as well.  The trials and situations we face will change.   We will change as we grow in wisdom and mature in the Lord, as we survive hardship, raise children, care for ailing loved ones and accept death.

The constant is God.  He is the same yesterday, to day and forever (Hebrews 13:8).  God remains steadfast to move with us  through each day and each season each heartache and each joy.

And as seasons change we can begin anew, feeling a refreshing of possibilities.  Each day is a new beginning with the Lord (Lamentations 3:23).  When we draw close to Him he will lead us into the new season.  He will equip us with His Spirit of encouragement and comfort and love.

May you enter a new season of hope and joy today.

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