Thursday, December 21, 2006

Happy Winter!

Today is the first day of winter, although I’m sure many people in our country may beg to differ, being as they’ve already been pounded by severe winter storms. Actually, those of us in Southern California may not even notice that winter is starting. The changes of the seasons is fun, despite that it may be amplified in some parts and barely noticed in others. They’re also a reminder that God set things up so that they work a certain way. The cycle of life is not static. We need the different changes the seasons bring. In the winter the plants and the crops “die”, in the spring they will come back to life.

Yet through it all God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Even as we go through the winter of our spiritual lives in repentance, our sinful flesh dying to sin, so our Lord brings about spring in our life, giving us new and eternal life. Whatever the seasons bring us, whatever life brings, our Lord is constant in sustaining us.

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