March 02, 2010
Seasons change. The earth rotates, weather patterns shift and seasons come and go. There are dry and rainy seasons. There are cold and warm seasons. Everyone has a favorite season or at least a season they enjoy better than the others.
In the book of Ecclesiastics, Solomon informs us that there is a time, a season, for everything. And the Byrds taught us that the seasons do, indeed, turn, turn, turn.
Where I live its unusual to have snow in March. Where I grew up, it's the norm. It's our nature to anticipate the turning of seasons. It's our nature to be tired of cold or of heat. It's also our nature to think whichever season we are in will never end.
And thinking the seasons will never end--is a lie. It's a lie we get stuck in. If it is summer--we think life will never get better than this. If it is winter we believe it will never end, especially when there is snow in March. Sometimes we're crazy enough to be sitting under a cloudless sky with a warm breeze wondering when the rain will come to ruin the beauty we're enjoying.
The truth is--seasons change. Life continues to rotate, change, move and things will be better or will get worse. However, unless you are dead, its not the end.
Whichever season you are in...enjoy it. Enjoy the fact that although it may be painful--you are still feeling. You are not numb. If you think life couldn't possibly get any better--enjoy it and be thankful that it probably will.
Seasons change--even if there is snow in March.