There are times, seasons, for stability, maintaining, even plodding forward, step by step, further, onward, steadily.
There are other moments in time, we anticipate, that are the changing of a season. For some the anticipation and enjoyment of summer is the highlight of their year. for others it may be signaled by the falling leaves and colder weather. Some of us simply enjoy change, whatever season the changes bring!
There are other seasons in life as well. Ecclesiastes chapter 3 reminds us:
There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:
a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them…
Like our calendar year, we experience the coming, going, and returning of many of these seasons while also moving through the overarching seasons of youth, prime, and maturity.
Lately I have been praying about a new season in life. New seasons bring changes, changes bring new opportunities if we can recognize them for what they are. I have seen seasons come, go, and come again, similar but different, new, even if familiar.