Several inches of snow with more on the way! I’m starting to hear a lot of groaning about the snow. So far, I’ve been able to keep my attitude in check. It’s actually quite beautiful this morning, although I am starting to look forward to spring. I do enjoy this particular time of year, however, because this is when the sap starts running in the maple trees. I have been making syrup for several years now. It’s a hobby that costs me way more to make my product than to buy from the store. That’s no matter because, after all, it is a hobby. Oh, just in case you are wondering, no, I don’t have any to spare. ☺
Having said that, perhaps a review of bible verses on the seasons would be in order. There are plenty to choose from. Here are a few.
Genesis 1:4 And God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night. And let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years,
Genesis 8:12 While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease.”
Psalm 1:3 He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yield its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.
Psalm 104:19 He made the moon to mark the seasons; the sun knows its time for setting.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-22 For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; a time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.
Song of Solomon 2:11-13 For behold, the winter is past; the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land. The fig tree ripens its figs, and the vines are in blossom; they give forth fragrance. Arise, my love, my beautiful one, and come away.
Isaiah 55:10-11 “For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return there but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall my word be that goes from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.
Daniel 2:21 He changes times and season; he removes kings and sets up kings; he gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding;
Hosea 10:12 Sow for yourselves righteousness; reap steadfast love; break up your fallow ground, for it is the time to seek the Lord, that he may come and rain righteousness upon you.
Matthew 24:32 “From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts out its leaves, you know that summer is near.
Acts 1:7 He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority.
Galatians 6:9 And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.
2 Timothy 4:2 Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching.
Well, I think that gives us a pretty good sample. Have a great day!
Father, your season are a display of your perfect balance of all things made. With unimaginable precision, the earth orbits the sun and the moon orbits the earth. All the while, our sun is in motion of a great galaxy among countless galaxies in the universe. Incredible! Looking inward, we see the same distance between the very building blocks that make up our atoms. How can we possibly comprehend all this? We can’t. But, we can enjoy the last of the snow on the very end of winter as our latitude begins to turn to spring. Praise be to the Lord! Amen!
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