Each day holds its own beauty and glory, but many of them can be filled with trial, pain, discouragement and all the negatives that come along with living. God reminds us that each day was created by Him. We therefore should consider them as another chance for us to share the wonderful news of the Gospel with others.
Fall is the perfect time for seeds and bulbs to go into the ground. They are sometimes placed by human hands or machines. Seeds can be carried by the wind or birds and animals. God provides the natural mulch which covers and protects them over the cold winter months.
During this time of dormancy, God may use them as food for foraging animals or He might allow them a needed rest so they can be ready for rebirth in the spring.
When spring arrives they burst their little heads through the softened, moisturized soil and once again come to life.
Summer can take its toll on these infant lives as the heat of the sun and countless storms batter against them.
Our days are like that too. For a time we grow dormant. We find ourselves wearing out and caving under the pressure of life. We struggle to survive. We sometimes give up and fall apart. The enduring winter seems as though it will never end and then we receive the tender touch of our Lord and Savior and are again reborn through Him.
Dear Lord, thank you for giving us the seasons to enjoy. Your beauty is everywhere in every day and in every breath we breathe. Help us remember that no matter what trials come to us – you are there. When things are running smoothly – you are there. When we think there is no hope – you are also there. I praise and thank you for your faithfulness. Amen!