Running to I AM

“The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.  For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.  He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.” Col 1:15-17

I’ve noticed a pattern in my behavior when my daily routine is turned on its head. I run to God’s creation.  Whenever I enter seasons of serious life change I find incredible peace starting my day outdoors. I am drawn to the best example we have of something that is always in a state of change…yet has endured for years and years.

I read a great post by Jeremy Statton recently about the process of becoming where he said this:

“Becoming is a process. It is not something we actually get done, but something we keep doing.”

I thought about why I am drawn to spend more time in God’s creation during significant life change and have decided it has much to do with the fact that it reminds me of my place in the world and who is ultimately in control.

I think it also has to do with the fact that I like the reassurance of knowing that seasons inevitably change. It’s a part of life.

When life is upside down, I crave this comforting reminder.

Today, in a world that is constantly changing, I am thankful for the One who doesn’t.

“From the ends of the earth,
I cry to you for help
when my heart is overwhelmed.
Lead me to the towering rock of safety” Ps 61:2

One thought on “Running to I AM

  1. Carol Peterson

    Interesting thoughts about nature. “Changing seasons” in nature really aren’t about change. They’re about a cycle and that cycle is part of a whole unchanging system that God set up. I’d never thought about it that way before your post, Eileen. The difference between a state of change and being unchanging, as God is. Our emotional/spiritual/physical “seasons” of life may change but the systems God set up (even though we call them “changing seasons”) are–like God–stable, reliable, unchanging. Loved this post.


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