Which season do you enjoy best?? In Australia we are about 3 weeks of summer, when the heat descends and so do the flies.
Now I must admit that winter is my most favourite season. I love being able to start the wood stove and keep the house warm. I enjoy making hearty stews and soups to feed my family. I’m happy that I can be inside doing the crafts I enjoy.
Then comes spring, when everything seems to come alive after a long, cold wet winter. The sun comes out a bit more often and the days warm up and we peel off the layers to allow the fresh air to tingle our skin.
We get organised to grow our vegetables and the fruit trees start budding and the fruit starts to appear.
Then we ease into summer, or so we should. Sometimes summer comes with such a bang we have a hankering for winter to come back. I like it when summer comes softly, when the days start to warm up slowly.
Normally here where we live summer comes and goes. Sometimes Christmas can be cool and then New Years can be stinking hot. Sometimes we don’t see much heat until the children have headed back to school. That’s when we go to the beach – when everyone else have finished their holidays.
It does seem sometimes that summer will just go on and on and then all of a sudden it is autumn. The evenings are cooling off and the days are still quite warm and pleasant. Then it starts to get colder and colder and then we get rain.
Then it starts all over again and I am enjoying my most favourite season once more.
Sometimes these seasons match the seasons in our lives. There have definitely been times (seasons) that I have just loved. When the little ones were born, when we decided to homeschool, when God blessed us with our farm.
Then there are always times that haven’t been so enjoyable. When my parents passed away and life seemed to be so topsy turvy, trying to finalise everything from 2000 kms away and then when our little one went to be with the Lord.
But then like all the different seasons there are good days and bad days. Days when you don’t want to get out of bed and days when you bounce out ready to attack all that there is.
We can learn so much from the different seasons in our lives. God allows these seasons to bring glory to His name and to encourage us in His will.
I try to enjoy each new season although my favourite is winter. I try to be thankful for each one that comes along and to be thankful to God for what He has given us.
May God keep bringing seasons and days and years, may we be open to enjoy them to learn through them and to grow with them.
Ecc 3:1-8 A Time for Everything
For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:
a time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up 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 together;
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
a time to seek, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to cast 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 for war, and a time for peace.
What is your favourite season??
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