September. It’s one of my favorite months. Fall has always been my favorite season and September is the month that reminds me it’s just around the corner.
I don’t know why I find the fall so comforting, but I do.
Maybe it has something to do with the fact that everything looks so beautiful for a short time before winter arrives. We marvel in that beauty, savoring every moment because we know it won’t last…change is coming. It’s only depressing when the trees are finally bare and yet there’s the promise that in the spring everything will be beautiful again, but in a different way.
The seasons changing mirrors our lives. We all go through seasons of change. We go through good times and bad. Neither one will last forever. The only constant in life is that there will be change. The seasons remind us that when something devastating or heartbreaking happens to change us, we will go thru a season of darkness and renewal….and with hope and faith we’ll come back refreshed and just as beautiful, but different. It also reminds us to cherish every good moment that comes our way because those will be what sustain us during the dark times.
The seasons of life are constantly changing as a result of simply being human. Always perservere. Carry on and do your best. Whether it’s a good season in your life or bad please remember…just as the seasons change, the seasons of your life will change you.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. Even as the stone of the fruit must break, that its heart may stand in the sun, so must you know pain. And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy; And you would accept the seasons of your heart, even as you have always accepted the seasons that pass over your fields. And you would watch with serenity through the winters of your grief.
1To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
6 A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
8 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
Ecclesiastes 3 King James Version (KJV)
It’s a new season. A perfect opportunity to do something new, something bold, something beautiful!
Fall shows us how beautiful it is to let things go.
God prunes us when he is about to take us into a new season of growth and expansion.
Fall…the season that shows us that change can be beautiful.
Don’t try to stretch a season into a lifetime. Know when to let go and move on.
The trees are about to show us how lovely it is to let the dead things go.
Phrases I’ve heard or read, but don’t know who to credit