Today I noticed the sky. I mean I really realized it was there. I was even taken off guard by this revelation. Yes, I know that big blue area above us is the sky. But, today I looked up out of my car windshield to see a vast layer of pale sapphire beauty and I sat at the stoplight in awe. Rows of stratus clouds seemed to line the heavens. This was the first time in a while I had been mesmerized by the all consuming Creation around me. Why was this? The Creation around me had not gone anywhere. I have been living in the midst of God’s handiwork all twenty-two years of my life. But, when I looked up out of my window today it was as if I was staring in the face of the Lord. That sounds completely ridiculous right?
The truth is I have been going through some transitions in my life. I know some of you out there can relate. This season has not been the most fun one I have ever walked through. Rather than walking through this season it feels like I have been falling downhill, then God will pick me up, dust me off, and gently hold my hand, but then I fall down again and He picks me right back up. The cycle has been ongoing. Looking up at that pale sapphire layer of beauty we call the sky today was one of those moments God was picking me back up again, gently grasping my hand, and guiding me back to the avenue He’s appointed for me.
He meets us right where we are at even if that place happens to be in the car on the way home from Starbucks. It was an unexpected moment of Him showing me his bigness. You see, the world around us may be spinning at a hundred miles an hour, but He stands firm. He is the rock that will never move. God has no intention of sitting on the throne and leaving us to figure out lives by ourselves. No, He’s right there in the midst of our mess and ever changing worlds. God is our one constant. Everything in this life can be taken away, but He will never leave and can never be stolen from us.
For the next six weeks on the United House Publishing Blog we will be talking all about transition. We’re going to learn how to “Thrive Through Transition.” If you are feeling lonely today or dizzy from the fast spinning world around you, go listen to the song “Good and Loved” by Steffany Gretzinger and Travis Greene. Remember God is good and He loves you. He will always be beside you through every season to pick you up, dust you off, take you by the hand, and lead you back to Him.