Winter is quickly approaching.
This year, like any other, some people are thrilled about winter approaching. Some people, however, could not be any more upset about it.
I love winter. I love snow. I love Christmas. I love hot chocolate and fireplaces (someday, I will have one). I love Hallmark movies. I love sweaters and fuzzy socks. I’d much rather be cold than hot which is why summer is my least favorite season. I hate sweat and sunburn and not being able to take off enough clothes to cool down.
The day is yours, and yours also the night; you established the sun and moon. It was you who set all the boundaries of the earth; you made both summer and winter. Psalm 74: 16-17
When we’re down about being cold in winter or hot in summer, I hope we can all remember that each season was created by God. He made the heat hot. He made the snow cold. He gifted us the changing seasons.
Because of this, we need to remember to praise him as the seasons change. He carried us through one season to the next. He has provided us shelter and food and all our needs each season. We should praise him for that. We should praise him for the beauty of the snowfall or the beauty of the bright sun.
I don’t understand God, and I won’t until I can talk to him face to face. But I’m guessing that he didn’t create any season to destroy us or to make us miserable. He’s a creative God. I’m guessing he had quite a good time with creation (take a look at a giraffe and tell me that’s not creative).
Think about snowflakes. No two snowflakes are identical. And they’re just lovely when you can catch one and look at it’s features. Snow is such a cool thing! As is rain, and sunlight, and changing leaves, and growing flowers.
God is awesome and clever. We can and should praise him even in the seasons we hate.
Image taken from 123rf. “Christmas Background with nice falling snowflakes.”