When a new season comes in, everything changes. The surroundings change, the temperature changes, and the overall feeling in the atmosphere changes – not to mention the produce available in the market or in groceries. Flowers bloom in spring, start to dry up in summer, begin to fall in autumn, and stay hidden in the plant while winter is in.
But when winter is past, it’s the season for the singing of the birds and the blooming of the fields once more – simply another opportunity to rejoice in God (see Song of Solomon 2:10-12). Isn’t that exciting?
Seasons change, and we should learn how to adapt to them. One thing that we should also notice is that when seasons change, our responses change as well.
For example, when winter comes, warm clothing is in. But when summer comes, we try to find the coolest possible clothing we could wear without baring our skin. Yes, we do adjust to it.
When we move to a different season in life, there are also adjustments that we have to make. Singles, who often go out alone or with a bunch of friends, start to go out with just one beloved person when they marry. Newly married couples learn to be patient with one another over time, and need to become more patient when the baby comes. O yes, there will be changes.
One Thing Remains
Yet, in all the changes, we are assured that one thing will never change:
“Love never fails … So now abide faith, hope, and love, these three. But the greatest of these is love.” (see 1 Corinthians 13:8:13 MEV)
Are you moving on to a new season in your life? Maybe you’re getting married, or will have kids. Or maybe you’re saying goodbye to that old job and are moving on to another job that’s different from what you’re used to doing.
Whatever it is, here are some things you’ll need to have with you as you move from one season to another.