There is a time for everything, a season for every activity under heaven.

Ecclesiastes 3:1(New Living Translation)

My granddaughter, Kate, starts first grade tomorrow and is so excited. Her mother is crying. It signals the end of babyhood and the beginning of her passage into a mature and responsible young woman. Transition from one season of life may be hard whether the change is welcome or not because we become accustomed to certain routines and schedules. We are creatures of habit and like the familiar. It takes work to make changes … dieting is a good example, moving is another. But, the result is worth the personal sacrifice.  Sometimes, we have no control over the change and survival comes with trusting God for our lives, our family, and our future. He knows what is best and even though we may shed a few tears, He is gently holding us up during those times. I love the story of Footsteps in the Sand. (Let me know if you have not heard it.) Even change that is welcome such as a marriage or the birth of a child results in enormous internal and external adjustments. However, we can have confidence that God is the author of the book of our lives and He knows the end from the beginning. Take life a chapter at a time and see what wonderful things He has in store. Remember Kate – who can hardly wait for tomorrow!