Spring is a metaphor for change. Some changes we eagerly await, and some we abhor. Some changes we plan and others arrive uninvited. To all these changes we ask the gift of perspective beckoning us to expectation, hope, and rebirth. The sunlight and the rain are reminders that God is at work renewing the earth. This God of renewal is ever at work in our lives. Every new day is a symbol of hope. Every new flower is a symbol of beauty. Every new birth is a symbol of God’s immense love towards us. Spring awakens us to new life and perspective and to the needed changes in our lives.
I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
What is a balanced approach to changes especially unexpected ones? What are some changes you see as necessary? How can you deal productively with change in your life?
See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
The Christian mission has only one focus: to change individual’s lives so they can change the world.
The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.
Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change.
What you’re supposed to do when you don’t like a thing is change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. Don’t complain.
Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
George Bernard Shaw
You can suffer the pain of change or suffer remaining the way you are.
Things do not change; we change.
Henry David Thoreau
People want to change everything and, at the same time, want it all to remain the same.