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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Unto Everything There is a Season



In parting ways with an acquaintance a few years ago, I was asked if there was any final advice I could give. I pondered the question for a moment, and then looked directly at them and said, "Find God in everything." 

Although it is true that there are many festivities observed during the winter months, it is also a statistical fact that there is an increase in mortality. Death, respectfully, during a season of death. Why do I say this? Well, winter is the season when nature becomes dormant or dies. In fact, according to vital statistics, there are fewer babies born during the winter months than any other season. It is a season of slumber. This is why we find that even in the midst of celebrations, there is always great sorrow. 

However, we must remember that even in darkness and death, we can find the true light. 

In Isaiah 45:7 the Lord says, "I formed the light and created darkness, I make peace [Shalom] and command the chaos [Ra]; I, the Lord, do all these things."

Simply put; YHVH-God is in control of it all. 

So if He is in control of it all, then that means that we can find Him in it all. God is all around us; He is the very air that you breathe. He is a perfect God, searching through an imperfect world, knocking on the doors of hearts; even the ones full of despair. He is Hope. He is Light. He is the Love that heals all wounds, and fills every void. 

The Preacher, that is, King Solomon, said in Ecclesiastes 3:1, "To everything there is a season, a time and a purpose under heaven."

There is a meaning and a purpose for every season in our lives. There is an order of things, with every cycle, even when it seems chaotic. God is ever present. He is the still, small voice that can be found when we quiet ourselves before Him. And although during the time of lost it may seem as though the Lord is the furthest, it's actually the opposite; it is when He is the closest. 

"The Lord is near to those who are broken-hearted, and saves such as have a contrite spirit." - Psalm 34:18

And just like the dark, dormant months of winter will eventually pass, so too will sorrow. And this will make way for life to spring forth: a new day, a new song. In the beginning YHVH-God calls light out of darkness, life out of a void. The evening and the morning were the first day. Before a child is born, it is knitted in the darkness of it's mother's womb. Then the child comes forth into the light. So it is with the children of the Most High. But we have something even more promising than any earthly encounter; we have the promise of eternity with Him. 

"And God shall wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away." - Revelation 21:4

Dedicated to all those who have lost loved ones...


Spiritual Food For Thought

Shalom
Mena Lee Grebin
Faithful Walk Healing Ministries