Part of my life is lived in the city. I needed to return library books today. Because I was a few minutes early I took the opportunity to observe people coming and going. These two women seemed delighted to see each other so I snapped a quick photo for August Break's theme of the day- books.
I left my books and picked up the one I had on reserve , only to find they were still in conversation when I emerged from the building.
Amid all the hustle and bustle, there is something about this scene that warms my heart. Relationship, taking time, women that read. I am reminded of a friend I miss. Two years ago her son was injured in a car accident that drastically changed both of their lives. Her time was not her own. Then I made the move three hours away. What I wouldn't give for a slow conversation in front of the library with her today!
Life is about change. My August filter pops into place. My purpose here on earth is to be loved by God and then to pour that love upon others. God's love for me is not determined by or dependent on my circumstances. He is the constant in the midst of change.
It was cool outside waiting for the library to open. The mornings are beginning to feel fall-like and the afternoons still heated by the August sun. Seasons promise change in the Northeast. Life promises change. God eternal promise of his love is the anchor that holds, no matter what.