The smooth season of Summer!

This Summer we have been having such beautiful weather.  After a long grueling winter full of snowstorms, incredibly low temperatures and little sunshine, and a Spring that was colder than usual, I have determined I will not complain about the high temperatures or the intense sun but will enjoy every little bit of both!  I am thankful for the Seasons but must say the Summer is my all time favorite! It is a wonderful reprieve from the cold, difficult days of winter, rainy days of Spring and busy cool days of Fall preparing for a country Winter. I’ve come to compare Summer to the smooth seasons in my walk with Christ.  A time when life moves along rather comfortably. I am determined to enjoy it fully, knowing it will not last forever. Before long, the cooler temps and  thunder storms of Fall will appear and then the blizzards of Winter, of that I can be sure!

Solomon tells us in the book of Ecclesiates chapter 3:1-8 that to every thing there is a season.

To everything there is a season,
A time for every purpose under heaven:

A time to be born,
    And a time to die;
A time to plant,
    And a time to pluck what is planted;
A time to kill,
    And a time to heal;
A time to break down,
    And a time to build up;
A time to weep,
    And a time to laugh;
A time to mourn,
    And a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones,
    And a time to gather stones;
A time to embrace,
    And a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to gain,
    And a time to lose;
A time to keep,
    And a time to throw away;
A time to tear,
    And a time to sew;
A time to keep silence,
    And a time to speak;
A time to love,
    And a time to hate;
A time of war,
    And a time of peace.

I believe that for those of us who follow Christ we must learn to be content in every season of life. Embrace each natural and spiritual season for what it offers. Enjoy the seasons of ease,  grow in the seasons of difficulty and know that no matter what season we may find ourselves in, the lover of our soul is right there with us! For now, I will continue to enjoy the blessings of  Summer knowing that soon enough Fall will come and then before I know it, Winter! Out of the challenges of Fall  and the difficulties of Winter,  will come spiritual growth that will prepare me for new beginnings of Spring.

Song of Solomon 2:12 NKJV  The flowers appear on the earth; the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.

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