Kansas City had a tough winter. For nearly two months, it snowed every Wednesday. While the kids were pretty happy about the snow days, most of us were glad when the chill in the air turned to warm soft breezes. Sure, many of us are plagued with burning and itchy eyes, noses, and throats due to the season change. But it’s a trade off we gladly will take. Besides that, most of us knew it was coming, so we stocked up on our allergy pills a few weeks ago.
It’s going to be 80 degrees today. My children are happily planning outdoor play dates with the neighbors. I’ve stocked up on ice cream. We’ve put away the hats and gloves. We are ready for this warmer weather. But guess what. The weather man just said it might snow on Sunday.
What do you do when you begin celebrating a new season, only to realize that the old season isn’t quite done with you yet? What do you do when the one who broke your heart shows up with flowers in hand and an apology on his lips? What do you do when your once empty nest fills back up? What do you do with threats of snow in April?
Seasons change. Some last longer than others, but none are meant to be permanent. We are all supposed to spend time enjoying the seasons as they come, and spending a little time preparing for what’s next.
My prayer for you today is that you find some enjoyment in whatever season of life that you’re in right now, but also that you are at least a little prepared for whatever season is next.