Well, summer has almost come to a close. It’s funny, isn’t it, how in the midst of summer we think it will never end, and then as it ends, we wonder where it all went?

I was reminded this evening that life, like the weather, has seasons. In the midst of those seasons, it’s easy to wish ourselves in another season, not realizing that it will be over soon enough.

I know when we were little my mom thought diapers would never end—but they did. Then she was certain that we’d never learn to read—but we did. The seasons came and went, and suddenly mom found herself missing diapers and phonics. But unlike summer, which comes back again each year, those seasons never came back. Instead, new seasons came with new lessons to learn, new challenges to face, and new blessings waiting to be discovered.

As summer ends and fall begins, let’s choose to delight in whatever season of life we’re in, cherishing each moment and knowing it will soon be gone.

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