Autumn Seasons of Life

September 12, 2011 by  
Filed under Christian Life, Family Focus

By Nina Medrano -

The first day of autumn  is the day of the year when the sun crosses over the equator.  The reason for our seasonal changes has to do with Earth’s yearly trip around the sun.

If our planet did not take a yearly trip around the sun, then life on Earth would be off balance.

The land would not experience the cycle of death and new growth. In fact, parts of the earth would only experience a hot or cold season eternally. The seas would become stale without the changing of waters and temperature. We would lose a large amount of plant and animal life, because many animals breed only in summer. There would be no relief of seasons.

I find this very interesting that Abba Father would design the earth to take an annual vacation, if you will. This prompts me to think about the importance of annually taking a trip—a vacation away from our busy seasons of life.

Just as Earth needs relief and time to heal and rejuvenate itself, we, too, need relief of our seasons of life.

On the first day of autumn, day and night are nearly the same amounts of time. There are about 12 hours of daylight on this day. On this day there is an equal balance of time.

God is a God of order and balance. He establishes changing seasons for the earth as well as for our lives.

By God’s design, each season has a specific purpose and effect on the Earth. So do the seasons in our lives.

As the first day of autumn approaches, I am mindful of God’s purpose and effects of this new season in my life. I ask myself what areas in my life need to be put to death so that the seed of life might grow in my spring season. How can I partner with God in balancing my time spent with Him and with my part in this world? And lastly, when should I plan a yearly get-away and bring intentional relief into my seasons of life?

“To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven”(Ecclesiastes 3:1 NKJV).

About Nina Medrano

Nina has served the Lord Jesus Christ in Children’s, Women’s and Prison ministries in Texas, Mexico and Italy. Currently, she lives in West Texas and writes for her church Women’s Ministry blog at: http://www.cotrwomensministry.blogspot.com/

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4 Responses to “Autumn Seasons of Life”
  1. Alan Mowbray says:

    This is a great reminder that when a season of your life ends, it isn’t the end of life. It’s just God repostioning you for your new season!
    Good word, Nina!

  2. Pastor Robert Renteria says:

    This is a good word, it reminds me of the tree pruning season. Annually I prune the trees in my yard, they may look alittle wimpy right after the pruning but a few weeks later new growth shows up and really makes the tree look good. Thats how God does with us, He will remove some things in our lives so we can see new groth in us. Good word Nina.

  3. Delia Mabry says:

    Partnering with God in the seasonal balance of our lives…wow!
    Awesome thoughts, Nina.
    Love
    Delia

  4. Gloria Ayers says:

    This was refreshing to read because of how informational it was in an intellectual way, then the application of the spiritual meaning gave it more power. Thank you Nina, for always trying to bring us the Word. Gloria Ayers

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