Daily Archives: November 6, 2013
Okay I’m sitting here trying to decide what to write and I have to admit I’m clueless. I keep gazing out the window in hopes something will trigger my creative buds. So I just decide to write anything and let it rip. Every so often I glance at the transforming trees as they are no longer green as they were during the Summer; yet they aren’t even their brilliant colors of yellow, red and orange inherent with fall. Every time I look at them I can’t help but think about how change is taking place.
Howbeit it may not be the anticipatory change, yet change is here. Fall is the time of year when we inevitably know that winter is coming. The majority of people, especially in snow areas, do not anticipate winter. Could it be that we misunderstand the inherent hope of winter.
Winter is what faith is all about. It is when the vision is given and the mandate is provided. Winter is the bedrock of conceptualization where the bud cannot be visualized. Spring is the manifestation of the new birth of winter. It is the evidence of faith hoped for. It is in the trials and tribulations of winter where we painstakingly endure to the sprouting and blossoming manifestation of spring.
Summer is a time just to enjoy. There is a lackadaisical attitude about summer because there is just way too much to do—that doesn’t mean what you need to be doing. There is not much sowing and planting. It is just being and enjoying. Before you know it, fall is here again with its arrays of colors reminding us of an abundant harvest.
Seasons are fascinating. God knew we needed seasons of transformation. No different than the seasons of transformation from spring to summer to fall and on to winter, we need indicators letting us know when one season has ended and one begins. Just like the environmental seasons, the seasons of our lives overlap. Just as we are harvesting and reaping all that we have sown, something may be taken away from us. It is called life.
It is the vicissitudes of life that keeps us moving forward. It is the vicissitudes of life that make us stronger to endure the fluctuations inherent in every season. One thing that we have to realize, even with the seasons of our lives, absolutely nothing stays the same. Every aspect of this temporary world is forever in a mutational state of transformation, including us humans.
That is what makes it exciting—everyday life is changing. Every day something new is being birthed and something is going into hibernation. Embracing change is what makes life meaningful and intriguing. If we did the same thing day-after-day, we would all just wither away. No one would ever fulfill their potential and we could never celebrate the differences that make us one.
Well I guess I did have something to write about after all. In essence, my season shifted from idleness to creativity.
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To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: Eccl 3:1 (KJV)
He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end. Eccl 3:11 (KJV)
And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding: He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him. Dan 2:21-22 (KJV)
As for man, his days are as grass: his beautiful growth is like the flower of the field. The wind goes over it and it is gone; and its place sees it no longer. Psalms 103:15-16 (BBE)
Father, Bless me to rejoice in every season. Each season holds its own nuances of creativity and abundance. Give me the strength to endure those seasons when I don’t understand all that is happening, but bless me to weather each season with strength, courage and perseverance. Amen.