Happy Monday. I’m confused!
The calendar says it’s spring. Just yesterday it was sunny, warm, in the 80’s.
Azaleas are blooming beautifully, trees are leafing out, and green is returning to our landscape.
A few days ago I was driving, and I came upon a field of bluebonnets. Breathtaking!
But our weather man has a gloomy forecast, heavy rain, large hail, possible tornadoes, and tomorrow–possible frost.
What’s that all about?
I forget from year to year how changeable springtime is.
Isn’t that much like life?
There are long seasons of sunny calm days and we accept them with glee!
Suddenly, a cloud arises and storms begin to blow.
I found this quote from Charles Swindoll, “Life is literally filled with God appointed storms. These squalls surge across everyone’s horizon. We all need them.”
According to C.S. Lewis, “these low points teach us lessons that we could learn no other way.”
God seems to include lessons we would like to skip. But He chooses our curriculum.
Whether we are two or one hundred two, we still have lessons to learn.
Doesn’t the change of seasons in our life make life a grand adventure? Every step we take, in triumph and loss, God walks by our side.
The sermons that come from life in stormy times can be powerful. Are you there today?
I don’t know who said this but I like it!
“If things are tough, remember that every flower that ever bloomed had to go through a lot of dirt to get there.”