It’s getting colder here, the chill sinking deep into my senses, stiring up longing for warmer weather. More difficult to be motivated to move, already layering up the beginning of Autumn. Shuddering at the thought of winter. A wish to be somewhere else. Where the sun is shining, the palms are waving and the waves are rushing at the shore with unrivaled passion.
“Declare this in the house of Jacob;
proclaim it in Judah:
“Hear this, O foolish and senseless people,
who have eyes, but see not,
who have ears, but hear not.
Do you not fear me? declares the Lord.
Do you not tremble before me?
I placed the sand as the boundary for the sea,
a perpetual barrier that it cannot pass;
though the waves toss, they cannot prevail;
though they roar, they cannot pass over it.
But this people has a stubborn and rebellious heart;
they have turned aside and gone away.
They do not say in their hearts,
‘Let us fear the Lord our God,
who gives the rain in its season,
the autumn rain and the spring rain,
and keeps for us
the weeks appointed for the harvest.’
Your iniquities have turned these away,
and your sins have kept good from you.
– Jeremiah 5:20-25
I’ve never read this passage in Jeremiah before.
I knew that God created the earth and everything in it in 6 days, but the intricacies of creation is something that I don’t always fully appreciate. The way that the Lord has designed every part of earth is incredible. The way that the ocean was created in Jeremiah, “I placed the sand as the boundary for the sea, a perpetual barrier that it cannot pass; though the waves toss, they cannot prevail; though they roar, they cannot pass over it.” Who can say that they can do this? No one but God.
His power is unrivaled.
To be feared.
So now, although cold, I understand a little better that the seasons have all been engineered specifically for God’s purpose. He has done this FOR US.