I love living in an area that experiences seasons: fall’s crisp mornings and beautiful foliage; winter’s storms and snowy mountains; spring’s energy and bursting blooms; and summer’s warmth and beautiful evenings.
However each season can have its hardships as well. Early fall rains can ruin crops. Extreme winter weather can be hazardous. Too many spring showers can cause flooding. And as Shakespeare once said, “Sometimes too hot the eye of heaven shines.”
We too are promised seasons in our lives, both pleasant and difficult. Ecclesiastes 3 reminds us of fourteen of the offsetting seasons we can experience, such as “. . . a time to weep, and a time to laugh . . . A time to gain, and a time to lose . . . .” I am sure each of us could add to this list through our own experiences.
Though it is much easier and definitely more enjoyable to go through the pleasant seasons, we are reminded that “To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven” (emphasis mine). We are promised seasons with a purpose.
May God be with you and bless you in whatever season you are currently in.