“A time for every purpose, under Heaven.”
“If all I know of harvest
Is that it’s worth my patience
Then if You’re not done working
You can see my promise
Even in the winter
Cause You’re the God of greatness
Even in a manger
For all I know of seasons
Is that You take Your time
You could have saved us in a second
Instead You sent a child”
I think this song is supposed to be Christmas tune about the birth of our savior but the message it holds spreads much wider: God sent his son as a child, in time and with patience his purpose was fulfilled.
March 21st ushered in the new season, spring has come and new life with it. Gone is the cold and dead winter, earth is ready to produce and bring forth gifts. It is a time for planning and planting, to set intentions for your garden, to inspect the result of many months of neglect. This is a changing of seasons for me, a time to pull back and inspect in a wider frame. To look at what I value, what I want to support and nurture, in myself and in other aspects of my life, and what I want my future to look like. Starting a new job is a fresh coat of paint, an unused journal, a fresh manicure that makes you feel alive and awakened after a dry spell.
Today as I spend my last day at CRA I want to be grounded and planted there – finishing well, but I cannot deny the excitement I feel about starting a new path on Monday. I feel as if I am living out the Kingdom Theology principle of the “now but not yet.”
So now, today I will enjoy the day with the wonderful folks, big and small, all around me, but I will also look into the future with excitement knowing that changing of seasons is a reason to rejoice.
Monday I start at W+R Studios in Huntington Beach. I will be taking on a new role there as Event Coordinator. Luckily for me I already know many of my co-workers and even share a bed with one. Robbie has been with W+R for almost two years now!
Today I am telling myself “Wherever you are at, whatever you are feeling, God will meet you there. In the now, but not yet. In the shame, in the pain. God’s love has no prerequisites and no filter. You are worthy of his love and now is the perfect time to turn, turn, turn.”