FRESH. Fresh is a word associated with many good things. Fresh fallen snow. The smell of fresh rain. Fresh baked bread. Fresh coffee. Clothes fresh from the dryer just to name a few. What happens when over time what once was fresh, new and exciting becomes stale and commonplace? Boring even. How do you make it fresh and new again. What does one do?
I rearrange the furniture and other items in my house 2 to 3 times a year. Everything is moved. Nothing stays where it was. The reason? No it is not to annoy my family. It is to gain a fresh perspective. I also use the time to clean and make fresh everything in that room. I get a chance to see what stays and what goes. What is worn and what still has purpose and life. Rearranging forces one to set in different spaces and see different items and scenes. It brings a freshness to the senses, therefore leaving room to create different perspectives.
Sometimes you have to start with a clean slate. Wipe it down. Scrap what’s left and start over fresh. Sometimes all that is needed is a fresh perspective. A chance to look at the situation with fresh eyes and renewed hope for a different outcome. Either way the outcome is the same. Fresh. New.
“See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” Isaiah 43:19
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