Friday, November 9, 2012

The Changing of the Seasons

This is one of my favorite times of the year.  The cool weather starts and we have a respite from the heat and humidity of our Southern summer.  Although the majority of our trees are evergreen, the few deciduous trees we have are showing some color and the stores are sporting the signs of the upcoming holidays.

The Bible says of our Lord that His "understand is infinite" and just this one simple thing, the changing of the seasons, speaks to me that it is so.  How dreary I think it would be if our seasons didn't change, if the leaves didn't fall, if winter didn't come so that Spring could eventually burst forth in it's glorious beauty.

My husband's favorite season is fall and experiencing it now I can understand why he loves it so much.  That first breath of cool air, the crispy leaves underfoot, the fall flowers we just planted in our garden are all good reason to love the season.

As for me, I love winter.  I love the cold.  I love to see the bare bine stems and the dormant grass.  I love how there is this bleakness,  everything seeming to be dead, and yet, there is great life waiting just beneath the surface.

And as much as I hate the thought of the approaching hot weather, I do love Spring.  I love the strong winds of March.  I love seeing the new little sprouts of green on the trees and the new flowers popping up everywhere, the earth coming to life again suddenly after a long sleep.

The one redeeming thing I have to say about summer is there is plenty of time for kayaking.  I do not like the heat and I do not like the humidity, but it does make us welcome the change to Autumn.

What if there were no changes in seasons?  No Winter?  No Spring?  How wonderful is our Lord to give us a change of temperature, a change of scenery every few months!

"To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:" 
Ecclesiastes 3:1

"O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! 
How unsearchable are His judgments, and His ways past finding out!" 
Romans 11:33

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