I love fall. I love the cool mornings and warm afternoons, the dry weather, and beautiful displays in nature. I also love winter, spring, and summer - all for other reasons. There are parts of each season that aren't so pleasant; raking leaves, shoveling snow, sub zero temps, and hot and humid days. Yet I still look forward to each new season.
Life has seasons too, though the changing of the seasons is often hard.
Over the last three years I have had the newlywed season, the rebellious teen season, and now I'm in the new baby season. Each season has seen it's share of tears and heartache. Major changes in life are hard. However, it's the hard times that make us grow.
This week I'm thankful for the changing of the seasons. I'm thankful for our loving Father who uses these seasons to teach us, mold us, and conform us to the image of His Son. I'm thankful for the grace that He gives to sustain us during these times of change, and that we can know that He will bring forth new life after the "winter."
2 Corinthians 5:17
17Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.
Thank you to Lynn at Spiritually Unequal Marriage for hosting Thankful Thursday this week.