Growing up in Mid-Canada I must admit you can not grow lemon trees. The soil and the weather honestly it is not a tropical climate where they could flourish. Yet I often remember my mom often saying "When Life hands you Lemons make Lemonade". In other words, When life hands you what you are not expecting you need to make the most of it and grow from it and flourish in a new way.
God says something quite similar Matthew 6:25&26 "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? (NIV)
This past week was a "earthquake of sorts" Saying good bye to several different comfort zones both personally and professionally. Decisions will have to be made. Showing grace in this journey will be a challenge but thru it all I know that this is something I will carry on and adjust to on many different levels But I was reminded every so gently that tomorrow is taken care of for today, just enjoy the lemonade and rest in his promises that it all will work out. Romans 8:28 states it so well "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." That is the blessing in this journey called life.