For everything there is a season…

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:

Ecclesiastes 3:1

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While hiking through a segment of the Hysen Trail, the blaze of golden wattle heralded early signs of spring. Less than a month ago, walking along a different portion of the trail, the heavens opened without warning and dumped freezing cold rain on me.

This transition from winter to spring makes it a season of unpredictability. Life is exactly the same. In a twinkling everything can change and the plans we have for our future evaporate.

The phrase ‘under heaven’ struck me powerfully. It implies a protective covering. Under God’s protection, no one need weather the storms of life on their own.

Is there a ‘storm’ in your life right now?

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Why not write a request for protection? Or a thank you note for a time when you experienced protection in the past?

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