Change of Seasons are a Comfort

CHANGE OF SEASONS

 

Welcome to Day 26 of #write31days. Change is the prompt word for Five Minute Friday Free Writes. We all experience a change of seasons in our lives. Sometimes we welcome it, other times we fear it. Often we just don’t like it. But change is inevitable, because nothing is static in our lives. Some changes we cannot control, but others come because of our choices.ย 

 

We can learn to accept the changes however they show up, and trust God to bring us through the good and the bad. I’ve been studying Romans 8 with a friend, and I find verse 28 to be comforting:

 

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God,
to them who are the called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28)

 

change

 

Changes come in nature, too. Seasons come and go each year, and each has its own unique features. These changes are comforting, because they always come right on time year after year. Today my haiku will reflect something from each season.

 

Seasons

 

Summer time is hot

Lazy days to swim and play

Or walk on the beach

 

 

Autumn winds are cool

Crispy days for raking leaves

Sitting ’round a fire

 

 

Winter time is cold

Bundle up to ski or sled

Come inside for soup

 

 

Spring time brings new rain

Streams are rushing, flowers grow

Everything is fresh

 

 

To find other posts in this series clickย HERE.

 

I’m linking up with: #TuneInThursday, #HeartEncouragement

 

15 thoughts on “Change of Seasons are a Comfort

    1. Thanks, Valerie! I love fall also. This year our colors don’t seem as vivid as last year about this time. Maybe they are just slower turning this year.

      Blessings! Thanks for visiting!

    1. You’re right, Tara. Even if it’s a good change it can still be hard. We get used to familiarity and don’t like to be disturbed, but God knows when change needs to come and we trust. You’ve definitely had a big change this year. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Blessings to you! xo

  1. Dear Gayl,
    Even though I usually dread the coming of winter, and cold weather, your beautiful photos show the grace that is offered in each season! I think that is a key to be able to face these changes that are so hard–to look for the grace that is being offered there too! Thank you for stirring beautiful thoughts today, dear friend! Love and Hugs! xoxo

    1. Dear Bettie,
      Thank you for your sweet encouragement. Yes, we need to remember to look for the grace, because it is there even if we have to look hard for it. So glad to have stirred beautiful thoughts in you. Love and hugs to my dear sister/poet/friend! xoxo

    1. Oh, Susan, thanks so much. I’m glad to be an inspiration to you! You are such and encouragement and inspiration to me. ๐Ÿ™‚ Blessings, love and hugs, dear sister! xoxo

  2. Gayl, it’s refreshing to read your thoughts on seasons being a comfort. Although I love autumn and spring, winter tends to be dreaded for the onset of SAD and the darkness that comes too soon and seems to last so long. Early summer is a delight of vibrant colour and light, but I’m not a fan of ensuing high humidity and heat because of their depleting effects. Yet, through your words and beautiful photographs, you have succeeded in reminding me to see the beauty in each season and appreciate their more positive attributes. Thank you! Love and hugs! xoxo ๐Ÿ’œ

    1. Joy, I also like autumn and spring better, I guess because they are milder. I’m with you as far as the cold of winter and humidity of summer. But it is true that each season has beauty. I’m glad to have a part in reminding you of that. It’s a good reminder for myself, too. Thanks so much for your sweet encouragement to me. Blessings to you with hugs and much love! xoxo

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