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Ecclesiastes 3:1 – To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven. (NKJV)
I could not sleep. I sat looking out the window at the snow falling, noticing how snow crystals shine like diamonds as the street lights shine overhead. I started thinking about how there are seasons to everything and that winter must come to all, but after that the spring.
We, too, have winter in our lifecycle, and many of us have reached that stage. In the winter season in my area, snow blankets the dead seeds as they prepare for new growth to come alive. Come spring, the earth bursts forth with new life, just as we who believe in the resurrection will come alive again in Christ. Yes, our spring season will bring eternal life to us. I can picture us, when resurrected, shining like diamonds — just as the snow crystals do here.
Then there are dry seasons. Like me, I am sure many have experienced such seasons. There was a time when I grew away from God. As a result of a dry season in my life, much adversity took place. When I came back to my ever-loving Saviour, the seeds planted in my mind at a young age were there to develop and nourish me, drawing me ever closer to Him. I now use this blessing to help bring the word to others whenever I can.
2 Timothy 4:2 – Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching. (NKJV)
Are we preparing ourselves for each season in our lives? Let us be ready.
Prayer: Precious heavenly Father, thank You for all the seasons in our lives. Thank You for Your Son Who died on the cross for us, so that we might live again. May we spread the word to others as we go through our seasons, so we will all be ready when our spring season comes. In Jesus' name, we pray. Amen.