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Warm days, cool nights. Rainy days. Leaves turning autumn colors. I love the seasons of the year. Can't say which I love more. Each has its own special treats.

Seasons change. Nothing stays the same. We are born, we live, we die. Some have called it futile, but there is a peace in knowing that each season follows the one before. When seasons are disrupted, it causes confusion and uncertainty.

When we have a warm spell in the winter, nature sends forth buds and leaves, which are killed by the next freeze. A late freeze in spring kills the fruit on trees. 14 inches of snow in March when gardeners are preparing their soil for planting is not normal.

Here, of course, I am speaking of weather in the Heartland of America-Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas. I don't know about weather and seasons in other parts of the country. And I can't even guess what it is like in other parts of the world, like Australia or Africa.

Genesis 8:22 NKJV says "While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, and day and night shall not cease." This was a promise from the Lord. Noah came out of the ark after more than a year and built an altar to the Lord God Jehovah, sacrificing burnt offerings on the altar. Then the Lord spoke to Noah, making a covenant of blessing with him. God promised never to destroy all the earth with a flood again and as a sign of His promise, He set a rainbow in the cloud.

This promise included the seedtime and harvest, winter and summer. There is something very reassuring in knowing that while the seasons change, they will always remain. As long as there is an earth, as long as the earth remains, there will be seasons.

I was young, I became a teenager, married, had children, have grandchildren, now growing older, when I reach my 90's on earth, and am satisfied with my life, then I will lay my life down to go be with my Saviour and my Lord Jesus Christ.

Seasons change, seasons remain, as long as the earth remains--this is God's promise to me.

Lavon Hightower Lewis
Email me at llewis2138@sbcglobal.net
To read more devotionals, go to http://www.jewelsfromtheword.com

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