Out & About

Treat Road, Aurora Ohio 11/1/20

The View of Old & New

The feeling of being obsolete can be powerful. Knowing you can do a good job, provide care, support others, living a life worthy. Then suddenly a newer, better, stronger or faster way is made available and the way things were isn’t anymore.

The telephone pole of the past did what it needed to at the time. It provided, supported and connected power and communication for a time. Then the demand became too great a weight.

Bigger poles, more wires, greater demand created more, the lines ran further and connect more .

The smaller pole was obsolete, not needed, replaced by something bigger and better.

Until today, when it stood there calling me to look. I saw the starkness of old and new. I drove past, only to turn around and return to capture the image.

We are put on this earth by God, who knows every detail of our lives. He knows who sees us, who needs us, and who hears us when we call. We are not, nor ever will be obsolete. We grow and change, adapting, by His mercy and grace. He has created each of us with a purpose, a life to reveal His love, His care, His story. In Him and thru Him we reveal where we’ve been, where we are and point to where we are headed.

For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. Colossians 1:16

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