Posts Tagged ‘seasons of life’

A Fresh Start

Sunday, March 21st, 2010

Here in south-central Pennsylvania, we are enjoying a beautiful first weekend of spring.  The sunshine and warm temperature are a welcome break from the cold, snowy winter we just experienced.  I haven’t seen so many people outside for months, enjoying life in the warm weather, shedding their jackets and boots (some could leave a few more clothes on!).

Spring reminds me how our seasons of life bring about fresh opportunities for growth and change even through the long, cold, dark days that we face periodically.  Springtime always follows winter and brings new happiness with it.

Joy probably looks different each springtime in our lives.  If your winter included the death of a loved one, a divorce, loss of a job, bankruptcy, or all of the above, don’t expect spring to bring about the same kind of happiness you had before winter.  Those are incredibly difficulties and may lead to a long winter.  When we finally emerge from the winter season into spring, we’ve matured somewhat, the joy is deeper and we are better able to withstand the next season of winter in our lives.

So get out and enjoy the weather!  If you’re going through a rough patch in life remember that spring always follows winter.