Friday, March 27, 2015
And then your responsibilities to the future begin to slow a bit and before you know it Autumn is upon you...And it is Glorious! All your senses are assaulted by crispness and color and startling beauty...hard work and years of contribution come to fruition ... it is the time of full harvest, a time to survey all you have built and earned...all that God has been faithful to give ....a time to tie up loose ends, rest and reflect a bit and enjoy the fruits of a lifetime of preparation and labor. Truly a glorious season of life...and for all the Seasons may He say "Well done, my good and faithful servant".
Thursday, March 19, 2015
I have been thinking on seasons...seasons of life. Unlike the natural seasons that turn round and round reliably every year, we as humans do not necessarily get to repeat seasons in our lives...our teen age years...our child rearing years...career choices...on and on...time runs in a linear fashion for us...going forward but not going back...and yes, sometimes we do get a "do over"...we go through a second dating season or start a second or third career...we get to have input into the raising of our grandchildren....but mostly time marches forward...and that is usually a good thing. Because although we may have learned much the first time around...it seems to be God's plan that each generation learn the hard way and we only get to share insight with those behind us...
The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
|Those that be planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God.|
|They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing;|
|To shew that the Lord is upright; he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.|