Good Morning Everyone and welcome to ‘Dee’s Thoughts.’ The change of seasons we all know what that is like, living in the mid-west don’t we? Winter is technically gone and spring has come according to the calendar but it doesn’t feel much like spring does it? This is also true in our personal lives. We all go through seasons of life as well and many times we don’t feel like it is spring, it may seem more like winter.
Songs of Songs says this, Chapter 2: 10-13; My lover said to me, “Rise up, my darling! Come away with me, my fair one! Look, the winter is past, and the rains are over and gone. The flowers are springing up, the season of singing birds has come, and the cooing of turtledoves fills the air. The fig trees are forming young fruit, and the fragrant grapevines are blossoming. Rise, My darling! Come away with me, my fair one!
The works of creation are pictures to the children of God of the secret mysteries of divine grace. God’s truths are the apples of gold, and the visible creatures are the baskets of silver. The very seasons of the year find their parallel in the little world of man within.
We have our winter—dreary howling winter—when the north wind of the law rushes forth against us, when every hope is nipped, when all the seeds of joy lie buried beneath the dark clouds of despair, when our soul is fast fettered like a river bound with ice, without waves of joy, or flowing’s of thanksgiving. Thanks be unto God, the soft south wind breathes upon our soul, and at once the waters of desire are set free, the spring of love comes on, flowers of hope appear in our hearts, the trees of faith put forth their young shoots, the tone of the singing of birds comes in our hearts, and we have joy and peace in believing through the Lord Jesus Christ!
Be encouraged, life is made up of seasons and every season has a purpose. Some of us may still be in a season of winter, but it will not last! Spring has come and the refreshing of God’s Spirit is upon us. Embrace this new season.
Blessings to everyone