Season’s Change – A 2MefromHim Devotional

Posted by on Oct 9, 2017 | 4 comments

Season’s Change – A 2MefromHim Devotional

Season’s change, a time to reflect on things past and things to come. The seasons are one of the great patterns set by the Lord to reveal his power and wisdom. Come take a walk with me!

 

 

2MefromHim Devotionals

Season’s Change

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens… Ecclesiastes 3:1

Season's Change scripture

Season’s change. The scent of fog-fresh air drew me into woods where cool raindrops painted autumn colors overnight, changing summer greens to yellows and golds. Chilly morning air misted the mountains as summer’s last flowers waved bright amid the changing trees. Damp earth began to reclaim falling leaves, the promise of nourishment for new life.

Within weeks, frost and snow will expose bare branches, brown and stark against the blue of sky and distant hills. As squirrels and rabbits hide from winter’s blustery days, the cycle of life continues on, faithful since the dawn of time. Eventually, snowy blasts make way for spring’s unveiling. Season’s changes never fail to point us to the one who set their motion in the beginning.

Swirling mist wrapped me like a blanket, hiding sun and distant peaks in a silent world. I breathed deep, and headed up the hill where sun peeked through, setting trees ablaze in fiery golds.

I love the graceful season’s change from one year to the next. God displays his glory in the abundance of summer greens, autumn’s palette, and winter whites. Like the changing seasons, I take comfort in knowing God’s circle includes a plan and purpose for me as well.

The rush of summer’s heat is past, yet I welcome autumn’s slower pace, the chance to see through eyes that recognize the patterns. A learner still, I now have the wisdom of approaching age and life seems simpler and more settled than when I was younger. “He made the moon to mark the seasons, and the sun knows when to go down.” (Psalm 104:19)

Season's Change meme

If age and change are frightful things, perhaps the wisdom of the seasons, God’s great calendar of time, can offer peace. Faithful, as time moves from summer to fall, winter to spring, he never fails in his perfect grace.

The one who set the sun in place and stars in motion knows each life’s span, the meaning of our days, and offers the hope of all eternity. He does not leave us without plan or purpose. For those who seek God, he sets our hearts ablaze with life that continues without end. The path he sets is straight. Seek it while you may. He never disappoints.

© Copyright Norma Gail Thurston Holtman, October 6, 2017

Norma Gail authorAbout the author:

Norma Gail’s debut contemporary Christian romance, Land of My Dreams, won the 2016 Bookvana Religious Fiction Award. A women’s Bible study leader for over 21 years, her devotionals and poetry have appeared at ChristianDevotions.us, the Stitches Thru Time blog, and in “The Secret Place.” She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Romance Writers of America, Historical Writers of America, and the Women’s Fiction Writers Association. Norma is a former RN who lives in the mountains of New Mexico with her husband of 41 years. They have two adult children. If you’re interested in connecting with me, I invite you to follow my blog, join me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Goodreads, or Amazon.

 

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4 Comments

  1. Norma, this is beautiful. I was walking right beside you on your hike 🙂

    • Thank you, I wish you had been there!

      • me too! I miss you 🙂

        • 😊

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