Seasons Change

Living in the Midwestern US does have it’s benefits. Each season offers unique activities.

Winter brings:

  • Ice fishing
  • Hockey
  • Ice Skating
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Downhill Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowball Fights
  • Ice & Snow Sculpture Contests
  • Sledding
  • Building Snowmen
  • Warm fires and hot chocolate
  • Barren landscape

Spring brings:

  • Watching tulips and daffodils break through the frozen ground
  • Easter egg hunts
  • Seeing the first robin of the season
  • The smell of rain
  • Open windows
  • Spring sports like soccer & baseball
  • Trees coming back to life

Summer brings:

  • Open pools
  • Picnics
  • Beach days
  • Barbeques
  • Fireworks
  • Sunburns
  • Family vacations
  • Biking
  • Hiking

Autumn brings:

  • Apple picking
  • Pumpkin patches
  • Hayrides
  • Football
  • New school year
  • Hot Cider
  • Leaves changing color

The funny thing is, no matter what the season, there is a constant longing for the weather to change.

When the temperatures are below freezing for weeks on end, I find myself LONGING for Spring.

When the humidity is high, and the temperatures soar, I find myself LONGING for the cooler fall temperatures.

Why can’t we just be content in our current season instead of constantly LONGING for the next great thing?

The same can be said about our spiritual lives.

But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. – 1 Timothy 6:6-10 NIV

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16 comments

  1. Being content where we are is easy when things are pleasant; much harder when we’re in a super cold or very hot season of life (metaphorically and physically). “Godliness with contentment is great gain” is the goal though. Thanks, Barb.

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  2. So true! I for one don’t like being outside in winter, but otherwise I do appreciate the good about each season. It doesn’t mean I don’t have a preference (mine is spring and summer for sure), but it’s important to understand that each season is there for a reason. #write28days

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  3. Very true! Although I usually say my favorite season (or favorite song, or food, or whatever!) is the one I’m enjoying right now, that doesn’t stop me from longing for something else. Learning to be content is a great gift!

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  4. Love this, Barb! You’ve captured each season and they are all good, but it’s true that when we are in the middle of each one, we seem to long for another! May God help us to find contentment no matter which season of the year or which season of life we are in. Blessings to you!

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