Spring Is In The Air: In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb

Spring is often considered to be a time of renewal. The grass grows, trees begin to bloom, and pollen fills the air. (Aaaachoo!) The whole earth is waking up from a long winter’s nap.

We also enter into a period of change. We shake out the dust and stale air of winter from our homes in preparation for the activities of summer to begin. We break out our warm weather wear (including our ill-fitting swimsuits) and throw our heavy overcoats and decorative Christmas sweaters to the moths.

But if you live in the Southeast, odds are that Spring may not come as smoothly as you might expect. One day, the sun is shining and the birds are singing, but the next day the temperature drops 20 degrees and you’re breaking out the earmuffs!

Maybe that’s just how transitions go. Rarely in our own lives, do we ever experience a smooth transition. Renewal is full of fits and starts before finally settling in to something new. As Student leaders, have you seen this to be true?

Perhaps one of the greatest transitions in life is the path to adulthood. So many decisions to make, so many paths to choose from. No wonder these pivotal years of transition can be saturated with so much drama. Just like the seasons, we know what’s coming, but we hardly know what the in-between times will look like.

Students, like the weather, may turn hot and cold, but one thing is for sure: God remains constant. God is the same yesterday, today, tomorrow, next week, and next year. Share this bit of certainty with your students. Let them know that even though their world may be shaken every which way, the love of God is something they can always depend on. Oh, and don’t forget to remind yourself from time to time. If you work with students, chances are you’ll need to hear it too.

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