By Lee Roy Anderson
To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.
Ecclesiastes 3:1. There are four seasons within a year. Now I want to share with you how I feel that this season relates to you and me as God’s creation. Life is about a span. In the four seasons within a year so many days make up the spring, so many days make up the summer, so many days make up the fall, and so many days make up the winter.
If you are in the spring season of your life, you have only summer, fall and winter left. If you are in the summer season of life you have only fall and winter left. If you are in the fall of your life you want to try and stretch that out as long as you can because old man winter is next and then the end will come. See Eccl 3:20-22. People’s lost opportunity to get saved.
A youthful life obedient to God will bring joy to our latter years a youthful life; disobedient to God will bring sorrow to our latter years. We ought to enjoy life even though, at times, we will have troubles. The closer we walk with God the more aware we become of His blessing in our lives.
Today could be our last on this Earth – we should view it as a precious gift from God. Earthly goals apart from God will not bring us happiness. God will bring happiness. Again Jeremiah 8:20 states, The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved. Jeremiah was weeping because of the people’s lost opportunity to get saved.
It brings a sadness to my heart when I read that scripture in Jeremiah 8:20. To think of that nation that went down into captivity for seventy years because of sin. God promised them blessing if they would obey him. He gave them a land that flowed with milk and honey. He said it was not like other lands. It was a good land. God let them know that he was the key to their staying in that land. He said if they forgot him the land would spew them out as it had done to those before them.
May God bless you. You need to think about those things, because life is passing you by, my friend. You may not live to be seventy or eighty years of age. You may not live too long, so do not count on that. You need to get right with God today. Remember, God-fearing people receive blessings from God both now and for all eternity. God’s nature will shine through us. God’s goodness is more power-full than Satan’s evil. A quitter never wins – a winner never quits. What goes into our minds comes out in our actions.