Lent Day 11 – Seasons

Today’s post has been suggested by Emma K, and comes from the Northumbria Community’s Celtic Daily Prayer, Aidan readings for April 21st.

I have observed through the years that most Christians have little understanding of the word ‘season’. Our Lord is a seasonal God; He comes, He departs, His faithfulness never changes, but His seasons do! There are seasons when the tree is green, there are seasons when it is dry, and seasons when, for the life of us, the thing looks dead. Now, does this mean you are serving some capricious God who comes and goes by whim? Or, could it be, that it is only through seasonsthat true growth may come?

Paul said, ‘Does not nature teach us?’ Fruit from a tree comes to us as a result of three or four seasons.

The Christian and the Lord’s body both need rain and sunshine, cold and hot, wind and doldrums.


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Published by leighannegreenwood

Baptist minister in training with Revive Leeds. Blogging on behalf of Revive and (coming soon) for myself at Covenant Project.

3 thoughts on “Lent Day 11 – Seasons

  1. Thanks for this series, it is blessing me. Please could tell me where this image of the tree comes from? Hilary


    1. Hilary, I’m really glad it is proving a blessing. The image was found via a Google images search for seasons. I will see if I can find any more about it…

    2. Hilary, it looks like the image I used is a painting called 365 Days of Happiness by an artist called Y.Q.Li.

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