April 26, 2017
“And he changeth the times and the seasons … “ Daniel 2:21a
Life goes on. The seasons of life proceed in progression. The secular envelopes the sacred in the culture.
Seasonal and holiday decorations come down; Plants and flowers start turning brown; songs of the season decrescendo; greetings change.
We suddenly no longer hear, “Merry Christmas,” but “Happy New Year.” “Hi!” replaces “Happy Easter.”
Life goes on. Time passes. Seasons change.
It is a let-down.
For some, it is a time of depression and disappointment.
For others, it is a time of embrace. With open hearts and wide eyed anticipation they look back on the year past and reflect. Then they look forward to the new year and dream.
And somehow in the midst of the secular movements and worldly wisdom that is flung about they see God. They realize that there is no secular time or season, that God is always moving in history, that new years, new months, new days, and new seasons are all a part of His plan.
He changes the times and seasons and makes Himself known. At the head of the year or at any time of the year, He is calling us to know Him, worship Him, and commit our times and seasons to Him.