Seasons

As we go through this fall season, with its wonderfully hot, yet unseasonable weather, followed by a winter-like cool, the beautiful fall colors showing off on the leaves, and the start of school, I am reminded of the time for change. Though change often happens throughout the year, when the seasons change, it reflects a bigger sign.

Isaiah 43:18-19 “Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.

Merriam-Webster defines season as “a time characterized by a particular circumstance or feature”, or, “a suitable or natural time or occasion.”

We can use the change in seasons as a chance to reflect, change, and grow, just like nature does at the juncture of each season. As trees age their leaves during fall, they drop to the ground in preparation for winter – this is a way for trees to prepare for winter hibernation. Science tells us that trees become dormant when there is less daylight and they find it hard to perform photosynthesis. I, certainly, have found it harder in these shorter days, to get out of bed and go to work for the day. But, in all, I recognize that this as a sign of change, that there is a greater plan for me and for some changes may be a part of this.

God has a plan for all the seasons, he knows what each season should bring for each of us.

Ecclesiastes 3

1 To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;

3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;

4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

6 A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;

7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

8 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

Sarah Thompson

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