Slippery slides slip you down
Swinging swings swing you up and down
Giant poles try to hold everything up without moving
Pointy ladders climb you up
Climby monkey bars hold you still
Spinning roundabouts get you…dizzy…
(Poem- At the Playground)
My 8 year old wrote this poem. A great description of a playground. A great description of life! In life we all have circumstances that pull us down rather like the slides. We have seasons for progress, of moving forward or upward like climbing up ladders. And sometimes we have those busy seasons in life that leave you…well…dizzy!
We read in Ecclesiastes that “there is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.” In life there is change. As much as a child goes from a swing to a slide, we move through different seasons. Seasons that welcome new babies into the family, seasons of change on the work front. Seasons of rest and seasons of pouring out. Friends gained and friends lost. Good seasons, hard seasons, joyful seasons.
It is my prayer that whatever the season we walk through it with God, with His grace, strength and wisdom.
“Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom” (Psalm 90:12)