The Four Phases of the Flower Hunt . . .
Look at all these new flowers! Can’t wait to grab the camera and hunt them all down.
2. There One Year
Must hurry to catch all the flowers that died last year before I could photograph them.
3. Second Anniversary
Why do these flowers only grow along the highway?! Surely they’re hiding somewhere else where I can actually take their picture. I. will. find. them.
4. After Year Three
Got it. Got that one. Yep, that one too! No new flowers . . . time to move.
We’re going back?
There are no new flowers at back!
But we were only there for a year that first time. And I was just a flower hunting novice then. An opportunity for better pictures? Flower hunting season—here I come!
Going back doesn’t feel like going forward, but with God even the old becomes new.
- A fear for you to face.
- An anger you must confront.
- A missed or brand new opportunity for you.
Even when God sends us back, we can rejoice in the knowledge that He’s doing a new thing—in us, around us, with us—for the glory of His name!
Father, thank You for life’s surprises and for the grace You give us to adapt. There is always much to look forward to—especially when we’re trusting Your lead. Amen.