Friday, November 5, 2010

A walk in the park...

Earlier this week on my way to Bible Study...
I took a few minutes to take a walk through a park.
My soul was desperately needing some quite time,
time to slow down, to listen,
time to "Be Still."

I see God's fingerprints in nature...
the way the sun shines through the trees,
the different colors,
fields,
sunsets,
flowers,
the list goes on.

Each season is different...
Each season has its own colors...
its own beauty.

Just like nature...
we have seasons and "colors" in our lives.
A time for everything...

1 There is a time for everything,
   and a season for every activity under the heavens:
 2 a time to be born and a time to die,
   a time to plant and a time to uproot,
 3 a time to kill and a time to heal,
   a time to tear down and a time to build,
 4 a time to weep and a time to laugh,
   a time to mourn and a time to dance,
 5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
   a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
 6 a time to search and a time to give up,
   a time to keep and a time to throw away,
 7 a time to tear and a time to mend,
   a time to be silent and a time to speak,
 8 a time to love and a time to hate,
   a time for war and a time for peace.
 
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

Each of us are in different seasons. Maybe you're on the mountain top...
Maybe you're in the valley...
Maybe your dancing to some wonderful news...
the birth of a son or daughter, a new job, an answer to prayer.
Or, just maybe...
your searching for new ways...
Or, being torn down by lies,gossip, or illness?

Whatever our season is, God has made all things beautiful in His time {Ecc. 3:11}.
It can be hard...
It is hard...
But, it is also beautiful too.

A friend said once,
"It is the valleys where we get the rain, where it all runs to. And it is the rain {in those valleys} that causes all things beautiful to grow."
I just love that!
Myself loving nature, that was such a vivid comment, I could see the beauty she mentioned.

Praise be to God who:
"...changes times and seasons."
Daniel 2:21a


Whatever the season...
I pray we can see the sunshine through the rain...
the beauty in the dance and laughter...
because we are dancing the seasons of life...
together.

*Today I'm linking up with Beki over at The Rusted Chain for her, Fingerprint Friday. She is an inspiration in her words and her beautiful, hand-stamped jewelry.*

Have a Lovely Day,
Cole

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