In Every Season

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April 25, 2012 by Beth Hess

Does the winter wish it were summer or the autumn long for spring? Each season, distinctly its own — its purpose unique. Necessary.

Without spring rain, summer would not bloom. Winter pregnancies hold precious spring babies. Each of it perfectly aligned for the maximum good of the earth and its inhabitants.

Why, then, do I long for my life to be a constant 70 degrees?

Life itself moves in cycles. Seasons.
So, too, must I.
And begrudge it not.

How can I curse the storms while praising the cleanse they bring? Wish away a chill that makes the sun feel more glorious?

In every season, there is a purpose.
In every season, there is beauty.
In every season, I can love my life.

“But blessed is the man who trusts me, God, the woman who sticks with God. They’re like trees replanted in Eden, putting down roots near the rivers— Never a worry through the hottest of summers, never dropping a leaf, Serene and calm through droughts, bearing fresh fruit every season.” (Jeremiah 17:7-8, The Message)

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