I hate to admit this, but heck, it is life and sometimes we really need to lay it all out there. The last few months I've been battling discontent with the way I look. Oh, I know that sounds vain. It is vain! My body is changing due to hormonal changes and some days I am not quite happy with what's going on. It's a part of life but as with any new stage we have to learn to live in that stage with contentment.
As these changes are coming, it seems I get used to one and than I get hit with another one. It's part of life.
Anyway, it's getting better. Do you remember my column from November 24th. Read it here if you don't. It was about sometimes life is just spent waiting and doing daily stuff. I shared a picture of my two rosebushes I brought inside who seemed just to be existing until spring comes.
After I wrote that post, one of the rosebushes decided to surprise me. It shot up fast.
Most of what you see in this picture on the left is new growth!
I know my rose isn't getting enough sun, but somehow it is using what it's getting in a very economical way.
Plus, it's growing a new rose! I see a touch of red so I know I'm going to see it open sometime soon.
If you look at the bud in the picture below you can see that hint of red.
It gives me hope.
God might change our circumstances.
We might feel like God has put us on a shelf to gather dust.
We might not be happy with all aspects of our life.
Yet, new growth and beauty can still be occurring in our lives anyway.
I hope your Christmas holiday was (or is depending on when you're reading this) a joyous one.
Let's look to the new year in anticipation for new growth and beauty.
I will be!