Change.

Every year and every season we come to expect change. We know the leaves will fall, they’ll change from green to beautiful autumn tones.  Depending on where we are in the world, the ground will freeze, the snow will fall and the trees will expose their bare branches.

If Science class taught us anything about soil, we know that the ground will eventually absorb the dead things. The soil is nourished by leaves and the decaying matter. The soil is resourceful that way, and we can be too.

Our seasons may appear dead and decaying. They may appear desolate and destitute with no hope.  But God is a God of restoration. He brings new life and makes dry bones come alive.  He creates life in dead places. He nourishes our soul and makes all things new.

Just like the leaves drop gracefully to the ground, we need to let go and allow God’s grace to catch us while we fall.  By allowing God to sift, prune and teach us through our seasons, we can anticipate growth, newness and blessing.  We can absorb things that are tough and challenging and learn from them, but not allow them to defeat us.

Seasons do change, and new life begins. We don’t stay in one season forever. It may seem dark, cold and barren where you are. But friend, God brings light to dark places. He brings a fire to a cold heart and makes dry bones come alive.

You’re not stuck where you are. There is hope. God is about to do a new thing in you. Change is coming, your season is approaching. Trust Him.

Valley of the Dry Bones Ezekiel 37:1-14