Every season is beautiful! Now if you live in the south you know we usually only experience summer and maybe a day of winter.
I love each season because it brings something new.
Winter brings brisk cold air, pretty snow, sipping hot cocoa by the fire.
Spring brings flowers, green grass, full trees, butterflies, the hope of warmer weather.
Summer brings hot days, swimming, sipping lemonade, fishing, spending time with family outside.
Fall brings the beautiful colors to the trees, cooler weather, the excitement of the holidays soon approaching, bonfires roasting marshmallows.
But with each season something must die in order for the season to be what it was meant to be. Snow melts, grass and trees go bare, grass turns brown. We even have hurricane season, tornado seasons.
I can’t help but think that we all go through seasons. Happy seasons. Sad seasons. Waiting seasons. Sometimes it’s hard walking through those seasons. We don’t want to be pruned back. But oh what happens to those rose bushes when you prune them at just the right time and just the right way? Don’t they blossom into beautiful flowers?!?
Christy Nockels sings one of my favorite songs. “For Your Slendor”. Some of the lyrics say:
Sometimes it’s hard to grow
When everybody’s watching
To have your heart pruned by the One
Who knows best
And though I’m bare and cold
I know my season’s coming
And I’ll spring up in Your endless faithfulness
With my roots deep in You
I’ll grow the branch that bears the fruit
And though I’m small I’ll still be standing in the storm.”
Friend I want to encourage you (and I’m speaking to myself here as well…because I have to remind myself daily) that I may be in a difficult season right now…but I know my season’s coming and it will be a beautiful one. May I seek Jesus in every season. And I pray you will to.
To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.