Here’s a switch, music from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, this piece being Spring; not my usual rock’n’roll, but it fits the title and I am a pianist/musician so enjoy! We’re rapidly approaching a new season on the calendar; Spring is a week away and definitely in the air. But in the last week I’ve had a couple conversations in which I used the words, “it’s a season; not a permanent state, but a season through which we pass.”
Got me thinking about the seasons of our lives. We may have fantastic seasons of growth and beauty, then we may have seasons of darkness and what feels like dead-of-winter, harsh and unrelenting cold. We may have friendships born of the season and perhaps limited to the season. We might experience a rainy season and move toward the end of it to see a glorious double rainbow. There are seasons of health and seasons of illness, seasons of laughter and seasons of tears.
The season for me now? On this rainy, foggy Saturday morning, I’m in transition, still in the season of “higher education”, successfully finishing, just yesterday, another trimester of school, and did indeed dance around my kitchen last night. I completed two excellent classes, learned so much and had the opportunity to engage my dad in good discussion in the course of completing Theology for Today and Survey of the New Testament, both with an A, I might add. Now, as my favorite Auntie Arlene said when I started those two classes, “That’s right up your alley,” and how right she was. All those words, English and Greek, all the “ologies” and “isms” and writing about them – I was in my element and had a ball. How very different from algebra, but a just reward as far as I’m concerned. Having traversed the season of Algebra – very ugly, I emerged to religion/history and getting to write about it!
The season continues, with nuances of change. Two new classes begin after a week off, no idea what to expect and the season of higher education while living daily life continues. A challenge? You bet, sometimes I’m so very tired, but it’s the chosen path for now and as I counseled the other day, it’s a season through which we pass, not where we dwell. We’ll wrap today with a favorite Scripture, “To everything there is a season,” and get this, a proverb, “This too, shall pass.” I just may have found my next blog subject:)