"To everything (turn, turn, turn)There is a season (turn, turn, turn)And a time to every purpose under Heaven"
Pete Seeger "Turn Turn Turn"
The end of a season is coming like summer to fall, except this is a new season in our lives.
We will be packing soon and the house will be full of memories and boxes. Full of 15 months of living in a season of uncertainty and unanticipated joy.
We've been pleasantly surprised and loved on in the most unexpected ways. God made a way when we weren't sure there would be any other way but surviving and the counting down of days.
When you live in a foreign place there are no strangers in God's world. He has a way of bringing family close.
They circle round and embrace you, love you , and encourage you.
They made the seemingly impossible possible.
And now with a tinge of regret and dread we pack to move on. To a new place God has called us to.
I'm scared, but God has been telling me not to be. He has made a way and has gone before me. He has prepared the land for our taking.
We go forth knowing he has been faithful before and will be again.
In this new Season, we turn.
Turn to the One that is working it out for our good.
Knowing our lives are not are own and we are in the care of the one that has us written on the palms of His hands.
The end of a season is the beginning of a new
So thankful for new friends made that will always have a special place in my heart. They've left their impression. I hope I've done the same.
We move ahead with wonder at what God has in store for us next.
I know whatever it is, it will be for his glory, our story.. part of his plan, somehow.
So, with a verse He brought me to just 15 short months ago and I look upon again for the future.
"Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up;do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland." Is 43:18,19
There is a season for it all. So let go and trust.