The Changing of a Season

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One thing that can always be counted on in nature is the changing of seasons. I have found it to be true in our lives as well. Just like the book of Ecclesiastes in the Bible says: “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.” We all go through it. We cry, we laugh, we mourn and we celebrate. It seems every part of life has an opposite. There is a time to plant and a time to dig up roots and move onward.

Navigating the seasons is not always easy. Sometimes it comes with hard decisions. I’m good at making decisions, just not always good at the hard ones. Regardless to how easy or hard things might seem, there is always an air of moving toward a new season, and when it comes time there is no choice. Just like a baby being born, we labor in our hearts and in or decisions. Yet, we know when the change must happen or new birth will not occur.

Labor is painful. Growth can be painful. Moving onward and changing with a season can be hard. When the rain begins and the thunder is unrelenting, we have to endure it. It’s natures way. I remember my mother saying, “Into each life a little rain must fall.” Wise words. Guaranteed, if certain choices are not made then the rain will fall in life. My mother also used to tell me when it rains it’s God crying. I’m not sure if that is true, but when a season changes for us as humans… the crying part is all too real.

Loving you from here,

Dr Rev Jenine Marie Howry

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