It seems like I’ve spent most of my life either waiting for summer to come, or wishing it were still here. Why can't it always be summer time? As a kid, going back to school was scary, and as a teacher it was downright frightening!
Feeling the chill of impending winter got me down again this year. Moping around in “woe is me” mode, it suddenly hit me! HE changes the times and seasons. (Daniel 2:21) Well we all pretty much know that…but do we really get it? I didn't. Until now. When I find myself complaining about what is out of my control, and wishing it were different, this is my good news – my wake up truth!
It is good news in two ways: First, HE is in control. Yay! I think God has done a pretty good job of running the universe so far, and there is no one else I would trust to take His place. Ever! Infinite love. Infinite wisdom. Infinite power.
The second reason it's good that “HE changes the times and seasons” is that I am not in control. (And that is good news for everybody else too!) Not only do I not HAVE to be in charge of everything, I CANNOT run the universe (much as I have tried).
So every time the seasons change, whether to drippy rain and falling leaves, or no rain and sweltering heat, we can take comfort that GOD is doing it. How reassuring that the planet is safely being guided continually by Him in its dependable orbit around the sun. And maybe HE changes seasons just to remind us that He is God. And we are not.
I'm thankful the earth is still orbiting as designed, because the alternative certainly makes winter chill look appealing. And I will try to welcome the changing seasons in that light. Gratefully. 🙂