Today I am reflecting on God’s faithfulness throughout all the seasons of my life…
There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:
a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace
Ecclesiastes 3:1–8 (NIVUK)
I live in a rural Kineton where agriculture is all around. On walks, through what is locally called the red route, I pass the same fields throughout the changing seasons of the year; I see them crop-free, full or ploughed, green, golden and muddy. Each stage is necessary in its own way to allow for the seed to be planted, take root, shoot, and grow into all that it was meant to be.
All the seasons of my life are necessary, some are good, some are challenging; but in each one I find God. Sometimes easily, sometimes with difficulty.
In church at the beginning of March we will change seasons between something called ‘ordinary time’ to the season of ‘lent’. I time where we may give something up or add something in, in order to draw close to God.
What is the season I am in right now?
Lord reveal yourself to me in this season.
What is the season my is my family in right now?
Lord, where are You at work, and how can I join in?
Help me to accept this season that I am in. I surrender this to you and trust in you. Give me strength to persevere in this season, because this too shall pass. Amen