This morning my thoughts go to the various seasons we have; spring, summer, fall and winter. They all have a reason and purpose.
So are there seasons in our own lives. Consider early spring as a time of planting new seeds and watching as the trees sprout out with new branches, leaves come forth and plants began to grow.
Than summer comes in with the warmth of the sun and full bloom of the flowers and plants, trees are in full bloom with their beauty.
As fall begins we enter another change of season with the falling of leaves and the dying of old growth preparing for the winter time of resting for that season.
So I look at our earthly life. We start out in life as a baby, dependent on our parents to get us through childhood.
As a child we give no thought of tomorrow for we are dependent and enjoying the nurturing that comes from our parents.
As we become teenagers we are beginning to want the freedom of making our own choices but still need the guidance of our parents for we are still in the growing season of our life.
As we begin to branch out on our own, going to college and looking into our future on our own. It is as though we can do anything, blossom out into our full potential as we began to grow in various areas of maturity, with our own families, with our own children.
As we approach the fall of our lives, the children in our family begin to grow and branch out into their own cycle of life. Now the winter time or you might say the resting time of our lives began to unvail.
During this season of our life, the resting, (winter season of life) we have grown into a full matured adult. The outward appearance may not have the appearance and look as our seasons of spring, summer and fall for we may seem and look as though we have completed and ended our last season…
…but I have good news; their comes out of the full grown, matured growth of the plant, tree, etc., a solid, strong growth with roots embedded with depth and growth for new branches to grow strong and blossom.
Yes, in every season of our life comes wisdom and knowledge in which we are to pass on to those behind us.
Now, with all that said, the Bible states in Proverb 22:6, “Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not departed from it”.
It is vital as a parent to be the example and live as an example of a matured Godly person. We in ourselves will not and cannot raise our children in a Godly manner without the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ in our own personal life.
As always, love in Christ Jesus,