While doing some research for another blog, I came across a short video of a Native American tale about a pear tree. Please take a couple of minutes to watch this tale entitled "The Pear Tree".
This tale struck a chord with me. I do not know about you but far too often I am guilty of only looking at the current season which I am in. During the harsh Minnesota winter, it is truly difficult at times to remember that spring and even summer is coming. Thankfully I have friends like Alison Stewart (@kiwibird) and Shani Matthews (@shanijane) to remind me for the dead of a Minnesota winter is the height of summer for those who live "down under". LOL!
As a member of the human race we are going to experience a variety of seasons during our lifetime. Our winter may last longer than the winter of someone else but then again so might our summer. As a child of God, we can be confident that winter will not last forever and every season has it's purpose. We might not see that purpose during our lifetime but God knows.
He is just as much Lord over the winter as He is Lord over the spring, summer and fall seasons in our lives. The seasons of our lives might change but God doesn't! Although it might be difficult at times, never forget that Jesus is Lord of the Seasons Of Our Lives. Winter will not last forever!
Photo Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rtds/1465692571/
What a beautiful message. The truth behind it is so powerful and something that everyone of us should take hold of and never let go. We have a hope and a future far above anything we can possibly imagine yet it is so easy to crumble in a difficult season.
Thank you so much for sharing this.
Certainly there is no question that our lives run the spectrum of good and not so good, hectic and calm, joyous and grievous, etc, etc.
Of course Solomon knew this and told us that for everything there is a season (turn, turn, turn). When looking at the long list of everything that is bound to come up in life, it shoots a hole in the idea that the will of God is that we live each day in a state of bliss and endless delight. That state is reserved in heaven for us to enjoy forever, but as long as we are in this life we are going to go through times of all sorts and nature and thus the need to trust God fully and never doubt His Providence.
Hey Sister k! That was a beautiful message indeed. We do need to count it all as joy and look forward to the good that is being worked out for us (James 1:2-4). I enjoyed this one... thank you!