Thursday, March 17, 2011

Summer, Fall, Winter, SPRING

Spring is in the air.

Azaleas blooming, trees budding and flowers are brightening the landscape as well as my heart.

As I look around I'm overcome, again, by the Lord's creative powers and how He has placed regenerative ability in His creation.

Wasn't it just a month ago that the grass was brown and the foliage all around either missing or wilted by the cold?  The turning of seasons - God's plan.

Let's listen in:

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; ...
He changes times and seasonsHe removes kings and sets up kings; He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding;
He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority.
He made the moon to mark the seasons; the sun knows its time for setting.
While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease.”
Now concerning the times and the seasons, brothers, you have no need to have anything written to you.
“From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts out its leaves, you know that summer is near.
He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.
And God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night. And let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years
As I savor these words that detail God plans for seasons....on the earth and in mankind, I'm warmed by the goodness and power of God.  He is meticulous!  He thought (and thinks) of everything.   Just when the winter blahs threaten to overwhelm you and me, the flowers sprout through the earth and the trees wear new greenery.  
Seasons, my friend, are part of God's creative plan.  Let's stop resisting them and learn more about our Creator as we lean into them.
Hugs to you from my heart to yours.

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