The God Who Designs Seasons

The God Who Designs Seasons
Blog Writers - Sat Aug 22, 2015 @ 11:54AM
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We have just two weeks left of brilliant pink sunsets.  There's only two weeks remaining of bulging wildflower bouqets, birds singing and walks in the forest.  And only two more weeks to feel sand in the toes, dirt on the fingernails, barefeet on the wet grass.  And I wonder, why, or rather how, does time move so quickly?  The calendar boxes just keep getting checked off....till one day we wake to find summer's over.

Surely every season is beautiful in it's own way.  Each season shows God's hand at work - falling leaves, sparkling snow, tulips blooming, and gardens growing. But there is just something amazing about summer.  

But as I harvest the last of the gardens peas, reality hits.  With a bit of a sigh, I ponder this. Soon September will be here, soon my days will be filled with quadratic equations, lengthy essays, and stacks of books.  Soon the days will get shorter, soon the weather will be colder, soon snow will fall to the ground. 

Then I grin.  Truly God is amazing.  The God whom you and I serve designed all these wondrous seasons.  And what's even more amazing (this only gets better!) is I KNOW the God of the summer, fall, winter, and spring.  I am His and He is mine!  

What a grace to know the King of the universe, the One who sets the stars in their places and causes the sun to rise and set.  I get to serve the great Shepherd who sends rain to the earth and warm sun to melt snow.  The God who sends thunder and lightning, the God who sprouts towering trees and brings forth wildflowers from the dirt, the God who causes peas and tomatoes and all things delicious to grow from soil?  This God is my God.  

Friends, you and I can cling and relish in the fact that "Our God is in the heavens, He does all that He pleases" (Psalm 115:3) and "For by Him all things were created, in heaven and on earth.....all things were created through Him and for Him" (Colossians 1:6).  We serve the God who "covers the heaven with clouds, who prepares rain for the earth, who makes grass to grow upon the mountains" (Psalm 147:8). 

And though summer is amazing and holds a very special place in my heart, I can march into each new season with joy, resting in the fact that I know the God who creates these seasons.

Back inside from my morning in the garden, I wash dirt from peas.  Summer may be fading and a new season may be coming, but we have a relationship with the great King who brings each season to pass.  By God's grace, I determine to enjoy these last few (fleeting!) days of summer, and then look forward with anticipation to another unique season that will soon be ushered in.

What a grace to live for Him!  

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