Isn’t that what it feels like? Today the sun is shining and tomorrow it may snow and temperatures will drop. Oh, life in western Pennsylvania. Many of us choose to live here and when asked why we say, “I like the four seasons.” However, truth be told, we like some more than others and it usually depends on the season we are currently in. For example, winter is great during that first snowfall when the flakes fall big and fluffy and cover the ground in a pure, clean, blanket of white…..AND Christmas hasn’t arrived yet. The same type of snowfall in March causes people to get angry!
Summer is a joy when it is 75 degrees and sunny and you have the day off and are sitting in the shade beside the river. The same season is unbearable when it is 100 degrees with high humidity and it’s the day you had scheduled to take the kids to the zoo.
Fall, my favorite, with crisp air, cinnamon apple scents in candles, pumpkin spice in everything and a sweatshirt to chase the chill…however, sometimes Fall is invaded by an early Halloween winter like snow which makes leaf pick up a nightmare.
Spring. All things bright and beautiful. The daffodils are poking through the ground, the buds are forming on the trees and yet some of them will be nipped off with that lingering surprise night of frost. Spring, please don’t come too soon, but please don’t make us wait!
Today I read a scripture I don’t remember reading before. Hosea 6:3: Let us acknowledge the Lord; let us press on to acknowledge him. As surely as the sun rises, he will appear; he will come to us like the winter rains, like the spring rains that water the earth.”
Actually, we should acknowledge the Lord in winter rains, spring rains, autumn rains and summer rains, since as surely as the sun rises, he is appearing there….he created them all!