Winter is almost gone. And the season of Spring is at its dawn. As we were driving to a friends place, I saw the trees and saw the teeny tiny green leaves that were beginning to show up. I was gazing at the beauty of creation. The four seasons….fall, winter, spring and summer. Summer is my favorite season of all!!!! Lots of bright colours, people walking on the road, lots of life happening in the busy areas, and in general the season itself!!! I can take Jaden outside for a walk, or take him to the play area, and most of all, I don’t have to have a winter jacket on!!! 😀 I can’t wait for summer, just thinking of it!!!
But if you think a little deeply, what makes summer special, is that there is something called winter. After nearly four months of sitting at home, gazing at the bare trees, and hardly a person outside the window, not a bird on the trees to chirp…… when winter bids goodbye and gives way to Spring, there is a sense of galatta and fun that is stirred up within you!!! In short, winter makes summer special.
When I look back at the days of my youth, I have made some wrong decisions and choices in my life for which I have shed many a tears. But you know what??? I am in a strange sense thankful for that season of my life, because without that season in my life, I would not be who I am today. It was there that I learnt many many things. Sometimes when God permits difficulties in our life, I strongly believe, that there is a bigger glory awaiting in the near future.
“…….weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.” Psalm 30:5
“You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, that my heart may sing your praises and not be silent. LORD my God, I will praise you forever.” Psalm 30:11-12
Trust God to turn your wailing into dancing….. in His time. Because, “He has made everything beautiful in its time.” Ecclesiastes 3:11.
Summer 2009… Raji annan, Aartika, shekynah and Shadrach (Jeev’s bro family) when they visited us at St Louis. 🙂
Have a fabulous month ahead!!!!