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Mar 18, 2012

The Winds of Change

The calendar may say it is approaching Spring, but in Southern California it looks more like the middle of winter. Just a few weeks ago it seemed like Spring had arrived. Then the winds of change blew in and brought the cold, rain and even a dusting of snow. Yes, the weather, and life are unpredictable. It may be calm and settled one day and totally chaotic the next. You have to learn to be flexible and adjust to what the weather, and life, throws at you. 

Imagine what it was like for Jesus in his day. He was a young man living a quiet and respectful life working as a carpenter. He had parents, siblings and family surrounding him. All was well. Then, in what must have seemed like from out of no where, things changed. No longer was he safe and secure in his home or understood by his family. People started speaking negatively about him and doubting him. They thought he was behaving disrespectfully and being a rebel. He was ridiculed, shunned, targeted and hated. Little did they know that the most incredible miracle of all time was about to occur because of him.

Today, just like in the days of Jesus, things are not always as they appear. Change, unrest, and life's interruptions are often miracles in disguise or steps being taken for a miracle to unfold. Don't become discouraged and afraid when the winds of change blew into your life. Be strong and steadfast in the Lord. Know that He will see you through and provide exactly what you need to handle the storm and dance joyfully in the rain.

"The clouds poured down water, the heavens resounded with thunder; your arrows flashed back and forth. Your thunder was heard in the whirlwind, your lightning lit up the world; the earth trembled and quaked. Your path led through the sea, your way through the mighty waters, though your footprints were not seen." Psalm 77:17-19

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