The Byrds vs Carole King

What a crazy day!  It is cold like a winter day, windy like a March day and all the trees are in bloom like an April day.

The world seems confused and it is confusing to me.  I count on the weather.  I count on the seasons changing when the seasons should change.  God has set His rhythm in place and I like it.

What is Changing Seasons?  Is it the move from youth to old age?  Is it way that we tell the passing of the years?

Changing Seasons is our way to describe life.

Sometimes the events of the current seasons are fresh and expectant, like spring.   At other times, life is dry, dormant and difficult.

There is good news and bad news.  Seasons change!

If you are in a place where everything is going your way, be prepared, this season will change.  That may be bad news.

If you are in a place where you don’t know if you can survive until the next day.  Take heart, your season will change!  No season lasts forever.  Enjoy the good season and endure the hard seasons.
Many of you know that the song made famous by the Byrds is the 70’s is actually from the Bible.  Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

To everything there is a season,

 A time for every purpose under heaven.

A time to be born, and a time to die;

A time to plant and a time to pluck what is planted;

A time to kill and a time to heal;

A time to break down and a time to build up

A time to weep and a time to laugh;

A time to mourn, and a time to dance;

A time to cast away stones, A time to gather stones;

A time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing.

A time to gain and a time to lose

;A time to keep and a time to throw away;

A time to tear and a time to sew;

A time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

A time to love and a time to hate;

A time of war, and a time of peace.

This depiction of seasons seems far more precise than what Carole King describes as Changing Seasons…

Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall, All you have to do is just call…… 

Changing Seasons is a God given rhythm of life.  Life changes like the weather does, but it also changes significantly in the small details of living.
I have come to the conclusion that we must  hold our life, our family, our children with an open hand.  Try not to hold on too tightly or you may squeeze the life out of a situation.

Life is constantly changing and we will be successful if we remember that change is good.  It is a God given reality.  Expect it , move with it, and you will discover that you can enjoy every season. 

“To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven.”

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