There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain, a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace. – Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
As you pass this mid year of 2017, are you still carrying the baggages of the rued past? All the ne’er-do-well that embittered you; all the might-have-been that frustrated you; all the all-over that unnerved you; all the why-me that crunched you; and the sins-in-the-flesh that checkmated you.
The pains. The tears. The dollars. The seconds. The misses.
Let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. – Hebrews 12:1
Metemorphosing Into The Seasons
1. Basking in the heat of SUMMER
Lying supine in the meadow flanked by the flower-beds resplendent of flamboyant blooms, carpeted lusciously in green, enshroud by a warm symphony of suffused gold and pink rays, the butterflies flit flirtatiously from one flower to another; a morning avian serenading you; the beautiful nature beckons.
Dreams seem beautiful. Life seems wonderful. When will time freezes at this standstill?
2. Sojourning SPRINGtime
The vibrant kaleidoscope of colours mushrooming the landscape coupled by a dream-like and surreal aura from the relucent glaze of the sun sends you bedazzled, enchanting like a jewel box sparkled with shimmering satin and sequins.
The beauty is lingering. The future is promising. When will hope springs forth certainty?
3. Traversing AUTUMN terrains
The foliages rustling at your feet, the pebbles rattling, the onslaught of the autumn chill gnaws your spine relentlessly. Moonlight filtered through the naked branches and scattered dappled patches on the foliages-strewn ground. And the next minute passes like a slow-motion suspended trailer.
Everything mellows by time. Everything plunges into a comatose. When will it be a resuscitation of vitality?
4. Enveloped by the WINTER avalanche
The journey through the uncharted terrains gets rougher, encompassed by a thick bedding of snow. The incessant showers of snow pellets frosted your vision, greeted by life obscurities and enfolded by a hyperventilating miasma of tempest, the road ahead looks solemnly bleak.
All hopes come to blight. All efforts come to naught. When will dawn be glimmering?
Be thankful for what you have instead of counting what you had missed;
Be thankful for what you went through instead of whining over the bumps;
Be appreciative of your-pain-in-the-neck for these often are the people whom God used to teach you something;
Instead of complaining about the thorns on a rose, be thankful for the roses amongst the thorns.
Behold 2017. A reborned person. A renewed mind. A reformed heart. A refreshed Spirit.