“To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven:” – Ecclesiastes 3:1 NKJV
I don’t know about you, but so much has changed in our family’s life this past year. Even more so than the two years of the pandemic, so many things have happened and are about to happen that I don’t have enough room here to list them all. Some of these changes are more difficult and painful than others, but one feeling I have is an undercurrent for them all: hope.
I am hopeful with all these changes. Why? Because, as the Teacher writes in Ecclesiastes 3:11, “He has made everything beautiful in its time.” Change can be difficult, but if it is within its proper season, it brings hope of new things with every turn!
As we finish out this year of 2022, I am hopeful of good things to come. The “winter” season of life doesn’t last forever. This “Bomb Cyclone” or “blizzard of a lifetime” (They’re always inventing new weather words to scare us into watching the news relentlessly) won’t last forever. It really does stink going through it, but on the other side is new life, hope, and good things to come.
The season may be different, yet it WILL be good!
Hold on because your new season is coming. This season of darkness & death will soon be over, and your new season will be beautiful!
In our family, we celebrate Christmas. One of my favorite Bible verses that explains why we celebrate Christmas tells us that Jesus came as the ultimate gift of salvation to us. When we were in our darkest hour and could not see the way out, He came to illuminate the way and bring us the hope of salvation by dying for us and paying for our sins. We can now receive this forgiveness and be restored to God the Father and become the fullness of who we were created to be before sin ruined it all.
If you’re in the season of change and you can’t see your way out, ask Him to come and illuminate the way. He will.
“The people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, and upon those who sat in the region and shadow of death Light has dawned.” – Matthew 4:16