A thought for the month
" There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under the heavens" Ecclesiastes 3:1
One of my favourite "Golden Oldies" is the song sung by the Byrds in the 1960's called "Turn! Turn! Turn!" It was a huge hit, but probably few people realise that much of the lyrics are from the Old Testament book of Ecclesiastes. The song lists various "seasons" in our human experience - birth & death, tears & laughter, gain & loss etc - all the things we experience at some times in our lives.
Just as the seasons in nature change, so do the seasons in our lives. We sometimes welcome change, but often we find it difficult as we tend to get set in our ways. Also, of course, we find change particularly difficult if it is the result of sorrow or loss.
However, amongst all this change is one constant - God doesn't change. "I the Lord do not change" Mal. 3:6. We can rely on Him through all the shifting seasons of life.
So as March is considered the beginning of Spring - a time when winter dormancy is shrugged off and nature springs into activity and growth, let us remember that God is always with us through the good and bad times.