Sunday, October 23, 2011

Changes

"Changes coming upon us, they keep moving, moving around us.
Got to keep dancing knowing he loves us,
Got to keep joy in our hearts.
So we enter a new time, there are places where it's a hard climb
but there are faces carrying sunshine, forming our path as we go.
Sometimes we may be lonely, it's a hard job making us holy
But in the long run, there will be glory, glory to rival the sun."

This is a song from the summer camp where I used to attend (SLCC). I loved singing this song around the campfire, feeling like all the changes that were about to happen would be okay and result in something beautiful.

Now, my life is kind of in the mist of what feels like an overwhelming amount of changes. Changes in job, in living situation, in relationships. Even the leaves changing colors and the winds sweeping in cold fronts are a constant reminder of the changes that continue swirling around my life.

But I'm the type of person who likes at least 1 week to adjust to even small changes. Changes make me feel anxious; perhaps my soul just walks through life a little bit slower than the rest of me. I remember the growing pains of being on staff at camp and feeling absolutely miserable the first 2 weeks until I adapted and enjoyed some of the best summers of my life. And yet, here I am needing to remind myself of my slow learning curve when it comes to changes. Changes that seem to be keeping pace with the leaves falling to the ground, falling around me, forcing me to my knees.

"Sometimes we may be lonely, it's a hard job making us holy
But in the long run, there will be glory, glory to rival the sun."

2 comments:

Norman & Joyce said...

Thank goodness that it is a "long run."

Norman & Joyce said...

It is great to know that there is One who does not change while leading us through the changes.