Season Of Change
Ecclesiastes 3:1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven.
When I read about the seasons in, “Ecclesiastes 3:2-8,” It makes me think about trees and how they endure each new season.
When the hot summer days arrive the trees have reached their peak of producing lushest green leaves that cover all their branches, even hiding the bare ones that no longer produce leaves.
As autumn sets in and the days grow shorter giving the trees less sun light, they slowly loose their leaves baring their naked branches for all the world to see. At the tree’s most vulnerable stage it has no choice but to allow God to prune it’s dead branches with the chilly winds that blow in during the winter, in order to make room for growth that will take place in the spring.
As spring arrives and the days become longer allowing the sun to nourish the tree once again and bring the sleeping beauty back to life.
We see God’s creation in action as the season of growth blooms to bring forth an abundant of shade, so that we can find rest in the long summer months before a new season of change starts the process of pruning us all over again.
The thing about seasons is they are meant to bring change and with each season we are changed, God truly does use all for our good “Romans 8:28.” He can take any season we are currently in and use it to bring us growth to our faith. Like the tree, our real beauty is revealed after our branches are exposed to show God which ones are to remain and which are to be cast off into the fire, “Matthew 7:19.” Often God uses our pain in the harsh winter months to bring us beauty during the growth of spring. Each season we endure has a purpose for strengthening us in order to bring new blooms to our strong branches that remain.
Father I am thankful for seasons of change. Reading all the different seasons in Ecclesiastes 3, has given me hope that I will not remain the same, but with each new season I will grow in my faith. I pray to endure this new season You have bless me with for new growth that will bring forth new beauty of blooms in my life, in Jesus name I pray, Amen.