Monday, September 24, 2012

Changing Seasons

Two days ago marked the first day of autumn. The leaves are rapidly beginning to change colors and the air has a new crispness to it. As creation changes around me, I was reminded of how the Bible talks about the seasons of life, and the seasons of time. Daniel 2:21 reads,"He changes times and seasons; he deposes kings and raises up others. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning." Even though we as humans may be affected by changing weather patterns, leaves fluttering to the ground, and other such occasions as we move forward in our yearly cycle, God is outside of time. God had made and controls time. Simply put, He is completely in control. Sir Isaac Newton, the renowned scientist, once stated,"This most beautiful system (The Universe) could only proceed from the dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being." Isaac Newton was a man that believed that the universe we live in, and the unchanging order of it were a testimony to the orderliness of our Creator. One of the more famous passages in the Bible states in Ecclesiastes 3:1, "There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens." There is a time to do what God put us on this earth to do, and that time is always right now, today, this minute, this second.