Seasons are beautiful. Each brings new excitement and activities to look forward to. In winter there’s Christmas and New Years and Valentine’s Day and the hope of snow. In spring there’s Spring Break and Easter and wild flowers alongside the road. In summer there’s the Fourth of July and no school and swimming pools and beaches and Vacation Bible Schools. In autumn there’s Halloween and Thanksgiving and football and changing leaves and pumpkins.
Just as the weather experiences a change of seasons, our life changes season too.
Seasons of loneliness and of an abundance of friends.
Season of studying and of play.
Seasons of love and of heartbreak.
Seasons of new life and of death.
Seasons of health and of sickness.
Seasons of rushing and of reflection.
The Bible talks about these seasons of life too.
Imagine that ;)
“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.” -Ecclesiastes 3:1
Solomon then proceeds to list out different seasons of life: there’s a time to be born, to die, to plant, to pick what you planted, to kill, to heal, to break down, to build up, to weep, to laugh, to mourn, to dance, to seek, to lose, to be silent, to speak, to love, to hate, for war, for peace.
Basically, there’s a time for everything.
Some seasons aren’t so great. Some are beautiful. Some seasons drag on, and yet others seem to be gone in an instant.
But here’s the thing about seasons:
Every season has something beautiful about it.
As Ecclesiastes 3:11a says, “He has made everything beautiful in it’s time.” Sounds a lot like Romans 8:28 where Paul writes that God turns everything for good.
Currently, I’m recovering from a time of brokenness and a time of a car wreck. Both aren’t very fun times. However, even though these seasons are bleak, I can already see some of the beauty coming from them.
We serve such a cool God who takes ugly things and refashions them into something beautiful.
So never forget: even the not-so-good seasons we must endure will someday be beautiful, just like how all the seasons we see outside have a unique beauty to them.
We just have to trust that the Artist of our lives will make things lovely in His good time.