New beginnings. New chapters. New additions.
These all trigger this overwhelming fresh response of which the content is clarity, adventure and the persuance of new paths.
Among the greatest blessings in my life are three grandsons. Until they came along I had forgotten there were so many questions to be answered in this world. Also, they have made me cognizant once again of the limitless energy young lives possess. Wish I could bottle some of it for myself. Icing on the cake has been the birth of our first granddaughter, Weslie. Absolute beauty! The grandsons have led the way in welcoming and loving the newest sunriser to our family. These four precious souls all begin their life’s journey firmly ensconced in the safe eternal arms of a loving God. What a blessed reality!
In the words of the One that created them, “Let the little children come to Me…for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 19:14
Sunsetters are no different. All grandparents and great-grandparents that have travelled with God through the peaks and valleys of life’s path know His security, presence and calming assurance. They share the sentiments and conviction of Paul when he wrote, “I have been crucified with Christ, it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God who loved me and gave himself for me.” Galatians 2:20
As my gray hair progresses, my amazement of God continues to grow. One reason is that He constantly challenges me not to walk but keep running.
“Those who are planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God. They shall still bear fruit in old age. They shall be fresh and flourishing.” Psalms 92:13,14
This perpetual harvest keeps me spiritually strong but also serves as a monumental billboard for the sunrisers to view.
As our plane from JoBurg begins its descent towards Bulawayo, an amazing sight appears. Matabeleland is a carpet of green vegetation dotted with numerous pools of water. This region has had the best rainfall in decades! The atmosphere on the ground is one of hope springing to life. Water is life and life brings exuberance, optimism and positive expectations.