‘Tis the Season!
“For everything, there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:”
– Ecclesiastes 3:1
I was born and raised in Oklahoma. One of the many reasons I love Oklahoma is the four distinct seasons. Though lately, they seem to be not staying in their designated times! I love spring, as we feel the warm southerly breezes and see the fresh grass and flowers making their appearance. Summertime just screams family and ice cream to me. Fall brings us the much-needed cooler temperatures and fall colors. I am always ready for a good dose of winter with the brisk cold weather and the hope of snow. Each season has its place. Some I like better than others, but they all have a distinct place.
If we were to look at our lives, we can easily pick out those seasons in our lives that we would say were the best of times, the times that made us feel the best and at peace. The moments that we were the most comfortable — building, laughing and loving.
We must not look past the seasons of loss and sorrow. Those times are also a part of our growth process, part of becoming who God intends us to be. Those times are not comfortable, but necessary. During the difficult times in our lives is where we often develop a desperate longing for the presence of our Savior. Every season of our lives becomes an opportunity to know Him more fully.
Yes, we will probably struggle with the unexpected challenges that come our way. Ecclesiastes 3 reminds us that there is a season for everything. We will experience both good and bad. We can maneuver through the seasons of our lives by holding fast to our never-changing God.
Ecclesiastes 3:11, “He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also put eternity in their hearts, but no one can discover the work God has done from beginning to end.”
Pray: Father, thank you for the beauty of our seasons on earth and the seasons you have placed in our lives. Help me to run to You in every circumstance of my life.
Director of Preschool Ministries
First Baptist Broken Arrow | Community Baptist Coweta