Transitions are often challenges. Transitions in life, health, friends, our communities pull us often in two directions. One side beckoning us onward to something hopefully better, but in reality an unknown. The other side holding on to us with what we understand and where we’ve fit and found life.

I find this tension very present in these looks at “Prairie Statues” from the great farm areas of our country. They remind us of those solid and reliable days “when the train stopped here.” But, it doesn’t stop here anymore! Things have changed. Transitions!

This image speaks to me. The full moon that is setting in the western sky has run this route long before these days of transition, long before this “Prairie Statue” ever sat in this place, long before the train came, stopped, and now travels on!

Yes, transitions are always upon us, always beckoning in one direction and holding us in another. The place for certainty, stability, steadfastness isn’t in the “Prairie Statue,” or the train, or even the moon. The place of certainty is in the great God whose certainty is eternal, whose glory is eternal, and whose love for us in transitions is eternal! (See John 3.16)

Maybe this look at one of the B&W series will draw you to know that there is a peace that passes all understanding, even in the transitions.

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in the Messiah Jesus.

Philippians 4.6-7