Seasons will come, seasons will go. Seasons must come, so that they must go.
I was reminded of this on my bus trip to Johannesburg this past weekend. I really needed a break from my quiet university town to a more welcomed buzz in Johannesburg. I spent 99% of the trip taking pictures of the most beautiful landscapes and scenery from Pietermaritzburg to Johannesburg.
I absolutely love capturing the beauty around me, especially in nature. But honestly, my phone camera could not fully capture what my eyes saw. But I had to share my pictures with you all 😊.
I sat there thinking waow, God you are beyond amazing! Look at all this beauty, everything created by you. I thought about the way the weather changed as the day went on and was reminded that in the same way, my life is a journey with seasons. No season is permanent. In God’s appointed time, things change. I felt comforted by the assurance that just like the weather, things change.
When was the last time you looked around you. Not just look randomly, but actually look and notice. I’m glad I was able to experience a moment of “noticing” on the bus. I spend a lot of time indoors working on my research project, and when I do go out, it’s usually for a quick errand.
But when I took the time to look and notice, I literally felt so struck by how there is just so much more to life than my life. I was surrounded by peace and calm. In my seat at that moment, I was more content than I had been in a while. It reminded me that peace and serenity we all desire has already been given to us.
John 14:26-27 “But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”
Perhaps our lives are too rushed and we forget what we have. Perhaps we need to look around more and notice what we would normally overlook and be reminded by nature of what we have.
Seasons will come and seasons will go, but peace has been given to us for all times, to be still inspite of whatever may come.