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Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, Seasons for Everything

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For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven
— Ecclesiastes 3:1

RCL Daily Devotion for Saturday, March 9, 2019

RCL Daily Devotions written by Daniel D. Maurer from RCL Worship Resources (see more).

My parents have become the colloquial “snowbirds” of the Midwest. Their summer residence is in Minnesota, where I live and where they can still visit their grandchildren in an afternoon. In wintertime, they live down in Florida (which is great for our family when we need the sun!)

What’s interesting when I go down to Florida is that they, too, have seasons—they’re just much more subtle and not as pronounced as the seasons in the North Country.

Life, too, has seasons. We have good things happen, and bad. We experience the joyful and the sad. We welcome new friends and members of our families, yet we also say goodbye. The human experience is filled with dichotomies, opposites really, of any one experience.

It is a comfort knowing that God is there throughout them all. God is there rejoicing with us. And God, too, cries when we are sad.

It’s no wonder that today’s reading for this daily devotion so often is selected to be read at funerals. It makes sense. It’s also a good reminder to never take God for granted.

After all, God does not take each of us for granted. God is there, through every season, and every change.

Holy Mother in Heaven, I thank you that you are present through each and every season of change. Amen.

 

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