For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. —Romans 15:4

Friday, January 30, 2009

Hope of Spring

Genesis 1:14 And God said, "Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark seasons and days and years,
Deuteronomy 31:6
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.

One of the things I consider a blessing about living in Ohio are the four seasons. Every year like clock work spring, summer, autumn and winter come by and visit for a while. Spring mud, summer heat, autumn leaves and winter snow and ice stay just long enough that they leave us ready and hoping for the next season to arrive.

From the beginning, God promised us seasons. He set up creation to work in perfect time. As we experience the seasons in nature, we also travel through the seasons of life. We all experience seasons of hope, despair, love, and sadness. Sometimes, especially during the dark of winter, many suffer a season of depression. God gives us hope in all of these. He promises to be with us, he will not leave us standing alone in the wilderness.

Praise God for hope and spring!

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