by Johnny Hunt

Seasons of God
Johnny Hunt
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

Enjoy what you're doing, where you're doing it, and make the most of every experience.

Eccl. 3, "To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under Heaven."

Iain Provan, "Everything in our lives has a season, an appropriate time, not in some random way but in a manner that's charged with purpose." Human experience as a tapestry woven of times, is a way to recognize life.

Spring is the time of beginnings, exciting opportunities, and anticipation for the future.

Seeds planted in this time will then take root and mature during Summer's labor, producing a harvest in the Fall, a reaping of our efforts. Then everything draws to a close in Winter.

Normally, we think of childhood and youth as springtime, while summer represents the emerging prime of life. Then fall (autumn) starts somewhere beyond middle age perhaps, and everything slows and fades to a finish in elderly wintertime.

Not talking about the concept of aging, but rather our growth, our progress, our advancement.

Growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional. Each season is unique and adds important dimensions to life.

Spring is about potential, promise and possibilities. Time of beginnings, can be invigorating. Spring offers brand new opportunities and possibilities; about beginnings.

Summer is a time of growth and maturation. The seeds we planted during summer mature into full-sized plants. Summer is a season of work, when we invest the time and effort required to become good at what we do.

- It's hot/humid
- It's dry
- Most look for the shade/air-conditioner

Autumn is the season of harvest. We see the production/reward of our labors. It's when our hard work begins to pay-off. We may not be the best in our field, but we're now our best.
Winter is the season of winding down, withdrawal, retreat, and closure. Activities, responsibilities, and relationships draw to a close in winter. This is th ...

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