Monday, December 20, 2010

Advent: Seasons

"This too shall pass..."

Abe Lincoln used this phrase in a speech he gave at Wisconsin State. He shared that the origin of the phrase came from an Eastern Monarch's call for wise men to create a phrase that is useful in all situations.

It is simple.

It is complex.

King Solomon is said to have coined the phrase as well...

There is not a chapter and verse that says those words exactly, but he does talk about a season.

"For everything there is a season,
a time for every activity under heaven." (ecc 3.1 nlt)

We love seasons.

We love when summer turns to fall.

We love when we winter turns to spring.

We love Christmas, but Christmas is not winter.

It's hard to press on thru the cold moments of our soul. When light seems to fade too quickly. When hands are to numb to feel. Ice-olation is not just a pun but a state of mind.

Winter feels more like wilderness.

There is a preparation that takes place during the wilderness, it is not easy in the moment but looking back there always seems to be a reason in the season. (cheesy Christmas slogan but it kinda fits)

Speaking of Jesus, he had moments like this, and that warms my soul.

Jesus went thru the wilderness before the miracles.

Jesus went thru seasons in a land where weather never really changes.

Times when everyone followed him and
times when everyone wanted to kill him.

Jesus understood seasons.

"You know how to tell a change in the weather, so don't tell me you can't tell a change in the season, the God-season we're in right now." (luke 12.54 msg)

The point is not to understand why seasons change but to know that they do.

We can always wish for warmer weather for things to get better.

If we always wish for what's next we will miss what is already right here.

This to shall pass.

Don't miss it before it does.

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