“Let us not grow tired of doing good, for in due time we shall reap our reward, if we do not give up. So then, while we have the opportunity, let us do good to all, but especially to those who belong to the family of the faith.” – Galatians 6:9-10.
Autumn is upon us and we are reminded of a new season This time of year is meant for warmer clothes, and cooler weather, shorter days, and longer nights. Here in the north, the sky changes too. We see less sun and more open skies, as the days fade into winter.
During this time of year I am always reminded of my current “season” of life. I remember when I first received my fertility diagnosis and it felt as if I was living in my own “autumn.” I began to see my future in a different light, it felt as if everything around me was changing as I adjusted to a new season of life. I suppose there was even a time where I felt as though I was living in a winter of sorts, adjusting to my new reality. As the days went on and I began to understand, in a sense, the path that God has brought me to. Spring came and it was as if I saw things in a renewed light. Just as we look forward to the beauty of a new season, I begin to feel joyful for the new season of summer in my life. Things became vibrant again, I began to accept my path and the new season that God has brought me to.
We all have “autumns” in our lives, where we need to adjust to a new reality. Whether that be a new job or career, children going off to college, loss of a loved one, a health diagnosis, the list goes on and on. Our lives are constantly changing and we must adjust to our new seasons.
Why am I telling you all of this? Because God’s grace is abundant and freeing! Once I began to understand His path and accept His understanding, I was opened to a new world where everything seemed to make sense again. It may not be the plan I had for my life, but I believe his plan is more beautiful than I could have ever imagined! I have learned to embrace my “autumn” and enjoy this season for what it is. I sincerely hope you can do the same.
Lord, help me to be grateful for this season of life. Help me to understand your plans in this new season and help me to not grow weary, so I soon can reap a reward. Amen