Usually there is a natural rhythm to the year.
The seasons come and go, and for families with school-age children, life is often dominated by school terms. And usually at this time of year children and parents are looking forward to the rhythm of school life returning. New uniforms and school supplies bought, and harvest, Halloween and Christmas activities to look forward to.
But even as coronavirus cases remain low across the UK, you likely still feel the disruption. How, and will, children return to school? And what about the effects of local lockdowns?
Yet seasons help us to enjoy creation and experience changes throughout the year, at the same time showing us that God remains constant. While seasons change, God our Heavenly Father remains the same.
“To everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to break down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to cast away stones and a time to gather stones together, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, a time to search and a time to count as lost, a time to keep and a time to discard, a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.”