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Seasons

Spring has sprung and we had the April showers that bring May flowers. In fact, we are having a lot of May showers. Various parts of the country experience the seasons in diverse ways. Here in Georgia, we experience each distinct season, yet without much if any snow in winter. In the North, they get the snow. In Florida, they don’t see the seasons so much. I like the seasons, except maybe not so much for the cold. In spring we see the restoration of the winter desolation. Everything is awake again, ready for what comes in the summer.

Ecclesiastes 3:1 “To every thing there is a season…” This part of Solomon’s is true for everyone. The rest of his thoughts on this are debatable and often existential, which is the belief we are each responsible for creating purpose or meaning in our own lives. We all experience seasons, whether the earth’s season, our seasons of age, or seasons for renewal and direction.

Solomon’s first thought is true. From a physical standpoint, there is “a time to be born, and a time to die.” That’s the season we are all in at different points on the spectrum. I watch my children, grandchildren and even great grandchildren’s lives playing out through our Facebook visits. One granddaughter, Shelena, just announced her engagement. What exciting adventures are ahead for her. Another granddaughter turned 21. Another great granddaughter, Gracie, just got braces and loves volleyball.

The fact that I have great grandchildren indicates I’m in the winter season of my life. Each season of life has its own peaks and valleys. God is walking with us the whole way. I’m glad I’m not responsible for creating purpose and meaning in life. But I have purpose and meaning through Jesus. He makes the journey through the seasons worthwhile and joyful. “Christ in you, the hope of glory.” This verse extends from birth to eternity. Jesus is our identity. Because Christ is in us, we always have hope for the future. Live and love the seasons.