Why Do You Love Spring?
Is it the smell of the thawing earth and rain? Is it the colors that we will soon be seeing out our windows? Maybe it is the feeling we get by being surrounded with life and growth.
These verses help me consider how much of the Spring’s glory is a result of what ‘was not’ for so long. I am the first to admit springtime is my favorite until summer is around the corner. Then with everything I’ve got I embrace fall like it is my air and water. I love winter with my favorite warm clothes, fires going, and us, tucked in our quiet dimly lit house (until February-then I’ve had enough). But, my point is that I wonder how much of our love for a particular season is related to seasons in general.
Read the following verses in Ecclesiastes and consider how your yesterdays might be making your tomorrows all the better.
A Time for Everything
3 There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:
2 a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
3 a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
4 a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
6 a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
7 a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
8 a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.
There is a time for everything. Let’s search for contentment in trying times, within the arms of our Father. Let’s give true thought to what we don’t have quite yet, but can possibly see on the horizon. And ironically, let’s give a “welcoming-goodbye” to the dark days of past!
Faith Infused Living… Reaching Goals Higher!
Niccie Kliegl CLC, RN
Author of Awaking the Living Legacy