I think God graced us with four seasons for a reason. We may not think we like change, but I think everyone needs change in their life once in awhile. So one thing that always changes is the seasons. You never have to worry in Manitoba about the weather staying the same. Weather is basically different every single day of every single month of every single year. These next four blog posts will be titled after seasons and my thoughts on them - a few stories included possibly!
Oh winter… definitely not my favorite season of the year but I know a few people that actually enjoy winter! It’s really hard for me to comprehend the fact that most of the world’s population doesn’t experience cold, harsh, snowy winters like we do here in Manitoba. I’ve practically lived with it all my life and it’s completely normal… that’s not to say that I don’t wish that I could live in the places were the people are lying on a beach on Christmas day, when I’m shivering in my car where everyone can see the fact that you are breathing.
Having a winter season in your life is something I think everyone can relate to. Those times when you feel like life is a blizzard and you are trying to find your way through it, or where it seems that everything is cold and out to get you and clutch you up in its freezing arms.
I am here to say that life doesn’t have to be cold or blizzard like for you, but I am also here to say that the world will turn against you as it turned against my Lord Jesus Christ and that means at times it will feel as though you don’t have a friend in the world. Jesus is your greatest friend. Sometimes I feel as though he tests us to see whether we are truly relying fully on him. There’s that song about him giving and taking away. God has full control; we are never in control of our lives… as much as we’d like to be.
The other night I needed that reassurance that Jesus will always love me and never fail me, so I turned to Song of Solomon in my Bible as I laid in my bed. The words of the lover to my soul were all I needed. I felt calmed and assured of His love for me. I had no other want than to be in His arms, resting in Him. How beautiful it is when in the midst of my pain and turmoil He can bring a peace to my heart. The pain of this world still exists, but to have healing through Him is all anyone needs. The world will eventually fail you, but Jesus Christ never will. So winter doesn’t have to stay, nor will it, His love melts the hardest of hearts.