Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Summer is on the Move

Summer is quickly fleeting as we enter the month of August.  The days are already getting shorter, though the weather is still warm.  We are at the point in the season where the threat of thunderstorms happens on a daily basis and often puts an exclamation point at the end of fun filled final days of summer.  The pool attendances become less and back to school items litter the shelves.    Another season is diligently making way for the next. The changing of seasons can often be an exciting time; dreaming of traditions to come and new memories to be made.  

Our lives are full of seasons both environmentally and spiritually.  As we make our way through our path in life, we will encounter many changing seasons.  There is a season to play as a carefree child and then a season to take responsibility for ourselves as a young adult.  A season to grow our family, a season to watch them grow on their own and a season to wait until God calls us home.  There will be seasons with thunderstorms and seasons of tremendous rain.  There will seasons of sunshine and bitter cold.  But best of all there will be seasons of joy, hope and faithful, enduring love.  As we feel the seasons change, rather than mourn the season passing, we need to embrace the seasons to come and remember that He never changes.

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. (Hebrews 13:8)