Dear God, show us the road
that you have chosen for us,
and give us the courage
to walk down it... Amen

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Seasons

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven.

-Ecclesiastes 3:1


Thank you Jennifer for reminding me of this tremendously valuable song...

Each season is glorious. The glory of summer is different from the glory of fall. And the splendor of winter is different from spring.

God takes us through different seasons in our lives: seasons of rejoicing, mourning, saying hello and goodbye, building up and tearing down. The glory of the season of rejoicing is laughter, refreshment, and revitalization. The gift of the season of mourning can be profound intimacy with the Lord.

Whatever our current season, it will not last. We can no more remain in one season of life than one kind of weather can last throughout the year. Life brings seasons of both mourning and dancing, times of embracing and times to refrain from embracing.

The key, of course, is to remember that God is at work within us in each season. We are not always aware of what God is doing; often each season brings about change and growth. God begins the good work, sustains it, and will bring it to completion.
Matt Rusten

Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ --Phil. 1:6


Thank you, God, for the glory of each season. May we fulfill your purposes throughout our lives. Amen.

Below are pictures of Cody and Jesse Ray on their bike trek through the Creeper Trail in Damascus Virginia this past Monday.






2 comments:

Jennifer said...

Have you ever listened to Nicole Nordeman's song titled "Seasons?" I think that is the title... you can find it on youtube - and actually I put it on a blog post awhile back. It's worth a listen! Your post strongly reminded me of it. God has truly created everything to teach us about Himself. Even seasons.

Cabin Creek Farm said...

The boys must have had a wonderful bike ride through beautiful Virginia. What a great experience for them