Fall is here and another winter is quickly approaching. This time of year is full of wonderful colors and the crisp mornings are nice after the long hot summer. Soon the cold will have our dissatisfied hearts longing again for the heat and we forget that only weeks ago we thought a cold winter day would be a refreshing change. Seasons come and go; each one is different even though they always have and always will follow each other at least until the Lord returns and brings change to this world.
However the change of seasons brings on a whole new set of problems and jobs we must do. There are fallen leaves to dispose of, air conditioners to cover, storm windows to install, and a host of other things required to get ready for winter. The good news is that it will be a few months before we have to do that thankless job of mowing again.
Winters can sometimes become very long, cold, and dismal. Some people literally get "cabin fever." There are those who long to be out in the yard, or at the park doing "outdoorsy" things and the weather just doesn't permit it. It can bring depression for some if we don't realize that change is necessary and the hope of summer will come once again.
God made the seasons to remind us of the seasons in life. Spring, summer, fall, and winter - Each unique, each with its own characteristics. Life also has springs, summers, falls, and winters. These are periods of change that bring pleasure and complication. Life is like that. God gives us life here on earth so that we can take advantage of opportunities to serve Him. Sometimes situations can become overwhelming but even these times are to teach us about Him and His will for our lives. The fall represents harvest in our lives while winter signals the time of a long needed rest. Spring will surely come because we all get weary of resting and long to be productive, and once again it is time for planting and the excitement of blooming flowers and new life. The summer brings work and pleasure to us but we can only take so much and so the seasons continue. God gave us the cycles of life for our own good. Our lives reflect constant change that can sometimes be devastating unless we are looking for what He has for us. It is for our own good if we'll just take the time to see it and enjoy it.
Take advantage of the changing seasons of life. By doing this, your own life will be enriched instead of miserable. We can be happy people by enjoying God in the seasons of earth as well as the seasons of life.