Seasons of Your Life

       I am sitting here, facing my keyboard, thinking about this newsletter, and looking out the window at the snow gently falling.  I can not see the house next door because it is falling so heavily.  For many who read this it's ho hum time.  What's a little more snow?  But for those of us in the Puget Sound region this is big news.  After all it is March 9th, just about two weeks from the equinox and the official start of spring.  So much for global warming.  Tresa and I worked out in our garden this past week.  The weather was wonderful.  I got the area plowed once and rototilled twice.  We planted out new blueberry plants and some rows of strawberries.  It felt good to be outside working.  And now we have about three inches of 'global warming' on the ground and it is accumulating rapidly.

     This reflects our own lives in some ways.  We may be in a season of life, and it's getting old.  We want to change but the season remains with us, it hangs on.  Suddenly we see new opportunities arise and we get excited to get on with the new.  But the old keeps coming back to visit, just like this snowy weather.

     Just remember that God has the seasons of your life already worked out.  They will change when He is ready for them to change.  In speaking to His people God said, For I know the plans that I have for you, plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope. [Jer 29:11]  We need to keep in mind that as part of His people we are also part of His plans.  This can get difficult for us as the seasons change, as we look forward to the spring and want to leave winter behind.  We get anxious to put away the old stuff.  I am reminded here of the text in Romans, And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. [Rom 8:28]  Keep in mind that God is working for your good and the good of His people.  However that turns out it will help you to endure the changing seasons in your own life.  Be sure to bring your anxieties and fears to Him.  Ask for His support and guidance.  He will help.