Friday, December 31, 2010

Blankets and Seasons

It was a tough year, but I made it !!! 






And thus ends 2010.
Like Solomon I have looked back and taken inventory. This is the sum of it.
Back in 1965 the Byrds sang these words and everyone whether they knew it or not memorized Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 ~

1 For everything there is a season, a right time for every intention under heaven 2 a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, 3 a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, 4 a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, 5 a time to throw stones and a time to gather stones, a time to embrace and a time to refrain, 6 a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to discard, 7 a time to tear and a time to sew, a time to keep silent and a time to speak, 8 a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.
Yes everyone walks through seasons. No one gets a special notice saying they are exempt from falls and winters and can bask in spring and summer their entire life. Even tropical paradise has hurricanes and tsunamis.
So what does one do when the winds keep blowing and the temperature doesn't warm up? Grab another blanket!
Blankets have come in all sizes and colors for me.
Hugs
Email messages
Phone calls
Vacations 
Weddings
Birthday parties
Family
Friends
Scripture
Liturgy
Sermons
Prayers

I have no idea what 2011 will hold. I may have to bundle up awhile longer, or I may be headed into a sweet spring, but this one thing I know. My Heavenly Father has an endless supply of blankets that He will provide. And when spring and summer come again, I have a keepsake cabinet that I will store all my blankets in. 
If you find yourself in one of those seasons where you need a blanket, I pray for you someone to reach in their cabinet and pull out one of their prized blankets to share. And if you know someone who looks like the chill of winter is upon them - give them one of yours.
See you all in 2011.







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