“Beginnings” by Brian McGunagle | September 2, 2020
The stillness, the sounds of a babbling brook, nature is awake all around us.
If you strain to listen, you can hear the leaves growing, the roots stretching and the tree frogs croaking.
There is hope to be found in the middle of the woods.
There is love in the midst of darkness.
New life is growing up out of the seemingly dead places.
Open your eyes. Look around. Breathe deeply. Pause.
Our world is transforming like never before and a new one is being born.
Start to imagine what letting go of the old one might feel like.
The sadness, the nakedness, the heartbreak, the loss, the fear, the mourning, the constancy of uncertainty.
Let it go.
Our first spring in this new world has begun – look for it in the sky, listen for it in your heart and let it wash over you.
Start to loosen the grip on your old self.
And begin believing that God will meet all your needs according to the riches of God’s glory.