The calendar tells me the seasons are beginning to change. The leaves are showing signs of color and are crisp under our feet. The air is beginning to get cooler at night, making us settle in under our blankets. The days are getting shorter.
With this change of season, I remind myself that God is always for us in all the changes, in every season, in all we come across.
“What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us? (Romans 8:31, NLT)
As this next season comes in, some try to predict the weather of the coming season – how cold it will get. The number of snowstorms. Their reports remind me there are things only the Lord our God knows for sure.
“The Lord our God has secrets known to no one. We are not accountable for them, but we and our children are accountable forever for all that he has revealed to us, so that we may obey all the terms of these instructions.” (Deuteronomy 29:29, NLT)
There are things God alone will know and keep secret,
but how amazing there are also things He reveals to us.
The change of seasons is held in His hands and so I remind myself:
“For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven.”
(Ecclesiastes 3:1, NLT)
“They [the godly] are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season.” (Psalm 1:3, NLT)
We never know what a season will hold. It may hold the familiar, or things we never saw coming. Sometimes, it is a blend of the both the familiar and the unknown.
But this I know, our Lord will never change for this is His promise to us:
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” (Hebrews 13:8, NLT)
He is forever the same. He was good to us yesterday. He was good to us today. And He will be good to us in the coming days.
“Whatever is good and perfect comes down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow.” (James 1:17, NLT)
So as the shadows grow long in the coming days, may we hold onto this promise –
He never changes or casts a shifting shadow.
And every season leads us to the Father.