Thought for the Week.
So, now, what do the Scriptures say about the word 'WINTER'?
Solomon, the wisest man of all time, said, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit in Song of Solomon 2:11 - "For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone". Well, according to the Met Office this is not quite to be the case in the coming days, but the good news is that the winter will eventaully pass. I don't know what you are like, but I am definitely not a winter person. I really struggle with the dark nights and cold, wet days but I always start to feel more hopeful at this time of the year because things can only get better! Isn't it good to have something positive to look forward too?
And we know that it is a similar situation in the Christian life - we have all the different seasons of life to face - the good sunny days of peace and blessing when we seem to be on the mountain top and the dark, difficult days of trial and hardship. Without going into detail, the past few weeks have been a bit of a winter experience for me and sometimes we wonder when we are going through difficult times, Who really cares? Well, I am truly thankful that I have a small but very supportive, loving and caring family who do care. And better still, I have the saviour in my heart. Sometimes I forget that I don't have to carry the burden alone but yesterday on the way in to work, George Beverly Shea was singing on a CD I have - "Does Jesus care?"
Does Jesus care, when my heart is pained
too deeply for mirth or song?
when my sad heart aches
till it nearly breaks
Does He care enough, does He hear?
Oh yes, He cares
I know He cares
His heart is touched with my grief.
When the days are weary, the long nights dreary
I know my Saviour cares.
If you are going through a winter experience just now, please...
- leave your burden with the Lord for He really does care
- remember, Spring is just around the corner and there is always something to look forward to.
Thank you for popping by today!