“To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.” Ecclesiastes 3:1 (KJV)

The seasons will change. Spring buds will turn to summer blooms, then fall colours and winter sleep. Warm breezes will turn to humid heat, then chilly frost and cold freeze.There is no stopping the turning of the clock, the shift in weather patterns, the changing of the seasons. It is inevitable. And it is good.

Our children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, goddaughters . . . they will grow up, they will get taller, smarter and more independent. They will become more confident of themselves and their futures. They will look more and more like the people they were meant to be. This is our hope. As they grow, we grow. As they change, we change. Our lives are entwined, we will always be part of each other.

There is a strong constant through all the seasons of life—our Heavenly Father. He set the seasons into motion and He saw each one unfold in its time. He sees the seasons of our lives and watches them unfold with us. He watches with us as our kids grow up, He sees their future. He knows the spring, summer, fall and winter months of their lives.

He is right there with us through all the changes. He doesn’t want to be a passive bystander, He wants to be involved and included. His purposes are found in each season of our lives and our children’s lives. Ask Him to give you His eyes to see all that He is doing in you and in your family.