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Sep17FriSeptember 17, 2021
I’ve lived in Indiana my whole life. Anyone who lives in the midwest knows that we get all the seasons: spring, summer, fall and winter.
When I was young I loved all the seasons - even winter! I loved training outside in the winter - considered it a challenge that would make me tougher for the racing season, come spring and summer. Now that I’m older - not so much! I now dream of being on the beach, beside the ocean in the winter time (still dreaming)! But as I am getting older, I not only appreciate the value in the seasons but I especially understand the faithfulness of God in the seasons, as penned in His word, “While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, and day and night shall not cease.” (Genesis 8: 22)
The fall season officially begins September 22nd - my favorite time of the year, but dread what comes - winter! But I will adjust and prepare the best I can for winter, knowing it will come - but only for a season - “this too will pass” - then lookout spring!
Life is a lot like our seasons. We too have “changing seasons of life!” The wisest man of all time came to that conclusion as he penned Ecclesiastes chapter three - “to everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under the heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck what is planted…; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh…a time to gain, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to throw away;…a time of war, and a time of peace.”
The main theme of Ecclesiastes is “vanity” - meaning empty or purposeless. Philosophy apart from God is vanity. Mankind cannot be happy without God - without Jesus Christ mankind can never be satisfied!
Only as you and I view life through the lens of the Bible can we understand that all of life seasons are purposeful, even when we don’t understand - the good things and the not so good things. The bible says that “we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” (Romans 8: 28)
Embrace your good season! Don’t get discouraged in your bad season - “weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning!” (Ps30:5)
God is faithful, let Him use you in this season of life for His glory!