I have a dear friend, a sweet one...I have as she says, "loved her forever" in the Lord Jesus. I met her at a wonderful local church in a Sunday school aka "community group" class called "Seasons". How appropriate a name for the group of believers who gather together in the name of Jesus to fellowship with each other and learn more about what the Lord wants to speak to us in His Holy Word (The Bible). From day one, I said, "this is it". The class has been a blessing and I have learned and been refreshed in the study of the Word.
As I began to think about this class and the season of life I'm in right now, I recognized that God is in charge of all the seasons that are seen in nature and in our life. My friend loves pumpkins (see photos). They are a joy - because she placed each one in its proper place. I then began to think about taking some other photos and I was so blessed as I had a few opportunities to take a few pics myself of the wonderful season of Fall in Ct. It is truly inspiring to know that God who created everything in this world, took great care in creating the seasons, the Sun, the moon, the days, the months and the years. Here it is in the Bible:
And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:
And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.
And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.
And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,
And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.
And the evening and the morning were the fourth day. Genesis, Chapter 1, verses 14-19, King James Version.
There is another set of scripture where God speaks of seasons in His Word that is a familiar passage. It's found in Ecclesiastes 3: 1-13 (http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ecclesiastes+3&version=KJV. I include the links so you can go and read the Bible for yourself. This scripture speaks of a "time and a purpose for everything under the sun". God is intricately involved in our world, community and cares deeply about our personal lives. He sent His Son Jesus as a testament of His care, "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life" (John 3:16). God, who with Jesus and The Holy Spirit created seasons for us to enjoy the colors He created and the beauty of His power to create everything we enjoy during this time of year, created you and wants you to spend your life here on earth and eternal life with Him. Only through His Son Jesus and the acceptance of His death and blood shed on the cross to forgive your sins, will you spend eternity in Heaven with Him. "Jesus is the only way to God"!
There are many seasons of our lives - some sweet like the freshly picked apples I picked up in another town that are delicious. Other seasons of our lives are painful, hard to get through and we wonder if God is there; does He care about what is happening in the world/? Does He care about me? YES! He cares and He knows all things. Trust Him in every season of your life. I'm willing to...won't you?
Peace and blessings be yours in the Lord Jesus Christ.