Friend, the page has turned. The chapter has ended. Another season of life has fallen away, like the brittle leaves of the lingering fall finally releasing their grip on the naked branches.
Do not worry, though, dear one. As you flip to a new chapter, the old ones are still there. The words--so beautifully and masterfully assembled into the wonder of sweet memory--to them we can turn when the next chapters grow grey. Let bitterness and sorrow go, for the future is bright with possibilities, like the sun leaping over the horizon after the coldness of the night!
Our lives are like planes--we take off from one place and end up in another. Indeed there is sadness in the departure, but there is great joy in the arrival. We have nothing to fear, though we do not know where our story may whisk us off to. Cling to God; gape at the marvels of His work. The flowers; the silent moon; the animals of all shapes, sizes, colors, and personalities; our faithful families; the song of birds and the hush of the ocean on the shore; the meandering clouds and the dazzling sun; the rain in the night and the sunrise in the morning; the gurgling rivers and the snaking mists; the power of the lightning and the regality of the mountains; the snow and the summer heats; laughter and imagination.
The chapter may have ended, but the story is not over. And the best is always saved for last.
Note from the author:
Sadly, this is the last of the Everyday Snippets blog series. I thank you all for taking this lovely journey with me through the everyday beauties that surround us. It's been one year since I started this series, and I have thoroughly enjoyed sharing these snippets with you. Whether or not a new chapter is turning for you, I wish you all the best in all your journeys and pray the love of God showers you wherever you go.
I'm a sci-fi/fantasy lover & writer who especially likes talking about Star Wars and futuristic tech. I like finding new things & finding the beauty in old things, especially in my "Everyday Snippets" series. I hope you'll join me on my blog and unleash your imagination!