Friday, November 11, 2005
I'm so grateful that I live in a part of the world where we can experience the four distinct seasons. Each has its own uniqueness! There are qualities about each that I enjoy...drawbacks in each that don't particularly excite me.
The beauty of autumn in our part of the country is without equal in my opinion. The blazing canvas of changing leaves is breathtaking! Last week my sons and I looked out across the countryside from The Eagles Nest in Bancroft, Ontario. What beauty! But winter is coming and with it come the cold winds, shoveling snow, warming up the car on a brisk, bitterly cold morning, etc. Yet winter has a quality all its own. There's nothing quite like a backyard filled with snow-laden pines and spruces, bending under their load.
Spring announces the coming of summer. Trees are budding! The dozens of apple trees in our yard are laden with blossoms. Grass turns lush and green!
Summer is a time to relax a bit. The kids are out of school. No homework! Time is spent at Elim Lodge, a haven for our children. Yet, as August disappears, the "feel" of fall is in the air.
Though the seasons constantly change, we have an unchanging God. Immutability is one of His attributes. I'm constantly encouraged by this aspect of the Creator's character. There is "no variableness or shadow of turning with Him." - James 1:17 (KJV)
The seasons change! He changes not! Weather changes from hour to hour! Traffic conditions are always in a state of flux. The stock market rises and falls. We check the radio for changes in weather, traffic, maket conditions.
Chart God's character! Perhaps we should have daily reports on our Christian radio stations. How would they read?
GOD'S FAITHFULNESS, LOVE, PATIENCE & CARE FOR HIS OWN...Unchanged from eternity past!
OUTLOOK FOR TODAY, TOMORROW AND ETERNITY...No change!
Great is Thy Faithfulness
Summer and winter and springtime and harvest,
Sun, moon and stars in their courses above;
Join with all nature in manifold witness,
To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love!