Living in the Seasons


One morning at 4:30 a.m. I was awakened by the crisp clinking of pellets of ice as they hit the windowpanes.  As I heard that sound, I knew that fall was rapidly disappearing as winter was blowing in.  Later, when I went to my window and looked out, there was no sign of the ice of the wee hours, but a heavy rain was falling, leaving many trees bare.   It is the beginning of the time of living-off of that which was planted and nurtured, harvested and stored, for this season of the year.

Isn't it like that in the seasons of our life?    We have those rich bountiful times, and then they wax and wane, and one day we find ourselves in what some call the "dark night of the soul."  It is then that we must turn to our "stores", searching through what we have grown and stored to carry us through such challenging times. 

If we want to move gently through the autumns and winters of our life journey, then we must plant Light into our life, nurture it, and make it grow.  We must store that Light within us, so that we know it is there. 

How do we do that?  We do that by seeking the that One Ultimate Source, known by many names -- for me I know the One as God.  

We must alot a part of our life daily to be in prayer or meditation with that Source.

We must lift-up thanksgiving to God during all the seasons of our life -- knowing that all that we that nurtures and sustains us comes from that Divine Source. 

How is your storehouse today?  Is it well filled?  

It is never too late to work to fill it. 

Look at Nature.  See her patterns.  Learn to live in the Seasons of Light!

© Rev.Mary Ann Tourjee 2019