“God is kind, but he’s not soft. In kindness he takes us firmly by the hand and leads us into a radical life-change.” Romans 2:4
Four years ago Glen and I spent the summer in our RV outside of Colo, Iowa. While we were away, our son, Michael, a general contractor, tore into our home and remodeled it. I trusted him to pick out what I would like, to find the best prices, and to do a great job. When we returned home, we were told to go through the front door. Greeting us there was a new rug—a ceramic tile rug that accented the entry. Two walls had been removed from the kitchen to expose a much larger living room and dining area, plus new kitchen cabinets and granite counter tops. All this done beautifully and without having to exist during the mess of remodeling.
While I’m out East this summer, Michael is once again working in my home. This time he’s remodeling two bathrooms and is ripping out the worn carpeting in three bedrooms to install tile flooring. I’m excited to see the changes in my home.
I’ve learned to embrace change as an opportunity to learn and grow. The remodeling project is a positive change in my attitude about returning home and maybe a distraction from everything else that has changed. I tell people, “My life is different, but not bad. God is good.”
Lord, thank you for the gift of positive changes in my life. Amen.