The crickets are in full voice tonight. The sky is clear and bright, and a slight breeze is stirring the air. The cooler temperatures carry with them a reminder that summer is passing and fall is coming.
Seasons come and go, but each season brings a unique kind of hope. In summer we look forward to long, lazy sunlit days filled with friends and family. The vivid, vibrant colors of fall give us a hope that there is always beauty in the world. Winter may be harsh, but it’s pure-white snow, which cause disruptions, reminds us that some of our most amazing moments in life come from an interruption to our schedule or plans. And spring gives us the hope of new birth.
Our lives also have seasons. Solomon wrote, “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven” (Ecclesiastes 3:1).
The seasons of our lives remind us of God’s presence in our days. Our life from birth to death is filled with seasons. But these seasons carry hope from God. When we enter a season of mourning, Jesus said, “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted” (Matthew 5:4). When we weep, Jesus meets us in our sorrow. In a season of silence, God can be heard. During the season of love we learn, “God is love” (1 John 4:16).
When the time is right for searching, God can be found.
God in Christ is in all the seasons of our lives.
Denise Larson Cooper has a passion for Christ and sharing His Word. A wife and mother of two daughters, Denise currently works as a gymnastic coach.
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