Even though we have had summer weather since early spring I do not believe anyone gets sick of it. I find the heat difficult to deal with but I love the green and the beauty of the summer abundance. That being said the changing of seasons is a part of Canada's life. Unlike our neighbour to the south who can move around within its boundaries and change their weather experience, Canada weathers four seasons from coast to coast. Personally, I love it! I think it is a physical way to learn about our spiritual lives.
The changing of seasons is witnessed in our lives as well as our environment. We have times of greater darkness and the days are not always full of sunshine. We weather turmoil and stormy seas at times and learn to cope in the eye of a hurricane. It is not what comes our way that strengthens us but how we deal with the challenges in our lives.
May the storms in your life be supported and may you be strengthened by love. It is in tough times we feel the love of others and this love reminds us that God is with us as we struggle. Feel supported as you weather life, lean on others and share these hard times.
you write, 'It is not what comes our way that strengthens us but how we deal with the challenges in our lives.' how true! another way of saying it is, 'we cannot control the direction of the wind, but we can trim the sails,' or in niebuhr's serenity prayer there are some things we cannot change and we just have to accept that. is this new, or is there a biblical precedence?