Ecclesiastes 3:1 "To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven..."
Some times in our lives we have times that seem more like winter, some like spring, summer and some like autumn. Some times the rains come down and we are flooded and overwhelmed with either emotions or just the busy-ness of life... Sometimes we feel cold and heavy like the winter wind and snow. With not much to look forward to or just kind of "dead". In the autumn seasons of our lives we watch as our lives start to twirl and spiral to the ground like the leaves on the trees... In the summer we have drought spells where we are dry and feel useless...
BUT (and there always is a but!) let's not forget that after the heavy spring rains comes the beautiful, green plants; after the bitter winter wind and cold comes the beautiful glistening snow topped trees; the beautiful colors of autumn leaves that remind us God is SOOO creative and of course in the dry drought of summer the wind will blow away the dust and we can bathe in the sun (or the "Son" if you will!)
Jesus, help me to remember that seasons come and go and that there will be times of cold, rain, spirals and drought... Remind me that to everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven. AMEN!