Every Season. What an amazing creator we have. If you peel open your eyes, especially now, you don't have to look far to find Him in everything. The leaves returning to the trees, the caterpillars turning to butterflies, the tadpoles morphing into frogs, the birds nesting, hatching, and chirping, the squirrels holding their annual lodge meeting in my attic...oh, oops, didn't mean to bring that up right now. All these things are part of God's creation, HIS doing, HIS design, not ours. It's so easy to let the seasons pass without reflecting on that isn't it. I love the song "Every Season" so much because in the true brilliance of Nichole Nordeman's music, this song has so much more meaning than seasons, as she writes about winter turning into spring, "Even now in death, you open doors for life to enter." The bleakness of the death on the cross (winter) actually brings the promise of a new life (spring) here on earth and ultimately an eternal life in heaven with Him. Think about it. We look back on winter with disdain sometimes because we are plain sick of it and don't want to go back there. When you are born again, you look back on your old life with disdain, are sick of it, and don't want to go back there again. A new life in Christ doesn't mean an easy life. It's full of trials that we sometimes cannot comprehend yet He provides peace and hope during them if you trust that He has a plan, a purpose, and HIS way out. These trials are what bring you closer to Him. Isn't spring full of thunderstorms? But those storms bring new life in the beauty of the flowers you plant, the grass that goes from brown to green, and the trees that stand tall and full in your backyard. A new life in Christ brings that type of beauty into your heart and your life even during your thunderstorms. Lest we not forget that, most importantly, a new life in Christ means you are secure in where you will spend eternity. In heaven. With Him. Not in darkness separated from Him. That is an assurance of peace forever. So now, just listen to the words of this song , savor them, think about them, and appreciate HIM. (Go to bottom of the page to pause the music. Just click on the two vertical lines.)
"Every Season" by Nichole Nordeman .