As I ran my hand across this course and rugged wall this afternoon, I realized that after a year away from home, I too have felt a bit weathered. It is inevitable no matter where you are planted in the world that life sets in...and you need to bloom regardless. That is what we are called to do by our loving Creator...live life and live it well for Him.
This old brick wall is weathered by climate and time. And while the wall is dingy and cracked, it is still a strong wall. That goes for me as well...actually it goes for all of us. You can be weathered but still strong inside. Seems to me that all this wall needs is some TLC to brighten it up. I am finding lately that I am experiencing a renewal of sorts. A renewal of faith, purpose and strength. I am looking forward to this year and what it might hold.
Are you having any sense of renewal these days? How?