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  • Writer's pictureMarti Wells-Smith

Letting Go and Going On

Dear Kindred Spirits in Christ,

Today, as I watch the remaining leaves swirl down from our maple trees and scatter at the slightest touch of wind, I feel a sense of letting go within myself. It speaks to my heart of change and movement, in each of our lives, at the appointed times of God. I know that change is inevitable, yet it stirs something wistful within me, something that makes me yearn to hold on. But I can't.

I will cling to my fond memories, mingled with saddened ones, as I hope to make more joyful ones in the days ahead. But with the ticking of a clock, each of them has moved into the recesses of my mind, held in place with love and sorrow and laughter and tears... The wind grows and I am moved by it, a life force beyond my full comprehension takes over, and I must acknowledge its power and what I can grasp of its significance.

The Word of God tells us in Psalm 144:4 that man is like a mere breath, his days are like a passing shadow. There it is. Ultimately, we have no choice when it becomes our time for changes ordained by God. And I want each of us to find peace in this, having the faith of a child that all will be well. The turbulence of our days here will someday end, as the miracle of eternal life moves us beyond the storms of this fleshly existence.

Revelation 7:16-17 states: They shall hunger no more, neither thirst anymore, neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat. For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.

With such beautiful promises given, I say let the winds blow, hard and cold if they must. We will face the changes in our lives and trust God that it all works together for His divine purpose. And although a small part of me wants things to remain as they once were, my spirit tells me to let go and go on, and the Holy Spirit confirms it over and over again.

Love Always,


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