These are photos of our small lake. Both were taken from the same location. One was taken in the summer of 2009, the other today.
With just a few months between, the view is vastly different. From the summer, you can almost feel the warmth and hear the birds singing. There’s the color of life. From the winter, the chill is evident. The lake is frozen, the tree is bare, and the grass is brown and dry.
As the seasons come and go, each scene will repeat. Standing in the warmth of summer, there’s always winter to come. And shivering in the stark lifelessness of winter, summer is never too far away. In just a few months . . .
For everything there is a season,
a time for every activity under heaven.
Ecclesiastes 3:1, NLT
The constant in both scenes is the sun. It bathes the summer with its presence. And the winter cannot escape its glow. The sun is always there, in every season, shining through.
For God has said,
“I will never fail you.
I will never abandon you.”
Hebrews 13:5, NLT
The seasons of your life are constantly in motion. Life never stands still. There will be summers you hope will never end. And there will be winters you pray will quickly move on. But whatever season you find yourself in today, remember the Constant, the Son.
In just a few months . . .