If you were to describe your life, at this moment, as a particular season, which season would you choose?
Waking up to sunshine for the fourth day in a row after many bouts of rain and cold made me think of the verse in Ecclesiastes — there is a time for every thing.
“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pick up that which is planted; a time to kill and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; a time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; a time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; a time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.” — Ecclesiastes 3
No matter how we try, we cannot control the seasons: fall, winter, spring and summer. Just like the weather, we go through seasons in our lives. I have seen this in my own life. There is a saying…”April showers bring May flowers.” Keep this in mind when thinking of your own life. You will go through seasons. They may not be on the same calendar as the weather, or last the same amount of time, but they will come. And for each person they are different. Do not become discouraged. Whatever you are going through, know that you are not alone. Reach out to others, find the strength to carry on. Seasons change, and the sun shines again. This is is my wish for you……..