Watching the springtime blossom has become one of my favorite things to do. Such a simple, yet complex, process of transformation is awesome to watch unfold. The things that were dead (or dormant) become alive. It’s beautiful!
It’s also a wonderful reminder of how awesome our Heavenly Father is. He keeps even the minutest details in order—every day. The seasons come, year in and year out, without fail. Never once have they skipped one or come in a confused order. The seasonal time of rest has the earth and plants ready for a time of new growth. It seemed so cold and dead during winter, but it had a purpose. God’s plan is so amazing!
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; a time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; a time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; a time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace. What profit hath he that worketh in that wherein he laboureth? I have seen the travail, which God hath given to the sons of men to be exercised in it. He hath made every thing beautiful in his time; also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end. (Ecclesiastes 3:1-11)
We will not know God’s purpose in many of the things we’ll face during our lives. It may be something physical that affects us personally, someone in our family going through a very difficult situation, or even the madness that goes on in the world around us. Rest assured, the Father has known about it all along, and He has a perfect plan for it. That’s how amazing He is! It’s not for us to know His ways, but our confidence can be firmly rooted trusting that He knows best.