What is your favourite season? Mine is autumn with its explosion of vibrant colours as the air gets crisper heading towards winter. Spring is now upon us, a new season that is often associated with new growth and freshness (hopefully in your garden!).
Life also has seasons, as Ecclesiastes reminds us ‘there is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven’ (3:1). I don’t know what ‘season’ of life you are experiencing – be it one of joy, sorrow, or something in between. But may I encourage you that we worship the God who created the sun and the moon, the one true God who created the seasons and who does not change (Malachi 3:6).
My prayer for us at CSAC is that we would love God with our whole heart, soul, mind, and strength (Mark 12:30) in all the seasons of life. So if your season of life is one of celebration, praise the God of life (John 5:26). If it is one of doubt or uncertainty, express trust in the God who knows your future (Psalm 139). If ii is one of sorrow or grief, let yourself be cared for by the God of all comfort (2 Corinthians 1:3).
On Sunday when we gather as a church family, let us remember that not everyone is sharing the same season of life as us. When we hear of a brother or sister experiencing joy or sorrow, may we learn how to ‘rejoice with those who rejoice and mourn with those who mourn’ (Romans 12:15), that we may truly love one another as Christ has loved us, demonstrating to the world that we belong to him (John 13:34-35).