“While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease.” Genesis 8:22
I was standing at the sink this morning and a gust of wind sent a shower of golden leaves down. They were so
beautiful tumbling in the early light. I love Fall! Fire pits, pumpkins on doorsteps, comfy sweaters, and hot chocolate.
There is something very reassuring about the changing of the seasons isn’t there? Spring becomes summer, summer
cools into fall and finally the sleep of winter. God’s seasons continue despite all the craziness around us.
There are also seasons in our lives. I have had seasons in my life that I hope to never repeat. I bet you have too. In
fact, some of you may be going through a season right now. I have been for some time now. You may be dealing with a
loss, financial issues, relationship problems or health. Whatever it may be, be certain God is still very much in charge.
The verse for this week is out of Genesis and is part of the covenant God made with Noah after the Flood. Just like the
sign of the rainbow, the cycle of seasons testifies that God will preserve and redeem his creation. Most of us however
probably do not think of the seasons in this way and never in the covenantal symbolism. Until I researched seasons in
the Bible, I did not know either. This promise in Genesis reminds us that though the world maybe in turmoil, God is in
charge and will remain in charge. It is a promise he made to all of us, and he demonstrates it the changing of the
Just like the seasons change, this period of your life will change. If you are presently in a difficult period in your
life, please know it is not forever. These periods in our lives help us grow and mature in ourselves and most
importantly our relationship with God. Remember the seeds wait patiently under the cover of snow for spring.
Spring is coming,
Typist for Jesus