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The Men of Iron Minute

by Chad Zueck | Director of Content Creation

Seasons Change

Change is in the air. The sweltering summer heat is mercifully ending, and a new season is emerging. Seasons spring both expectations and unknowns, familiarity, and uncertainty. With a predictable grace, leaves emerge in spring, casting a glorious green pigmented leaf. The leaves lose their color amid the thievery of nature. Enjoy the beauty as if exploring something of God (John 1:3) and receive every season like a surprise gift brought to you from behind the Christmas tree.

Eugene Peterson offers this sage advice…

“After looking at the way things are on this earth, here’s what I’ve decided is the best way to live: Take care of yourself, have a good time, and make the most of whatever job you have for as long as God gives you life. And that’s about it. That’s the human lot. Yes, we should make the most of what God gives, both the bounty and the capacity to enjoy it, accepting what’s given and delighting in the work. It’s God’s gift! God deals out joy in the present, the now. It’s useless to brood over how long we might live.” (Ecclesiastes 5:18-20)

Every season is just an inspirational flash in the pan of life. Sure, hard days are longer, but God’s power amid our weakness makes us stronger. Seasons offer optimism too. Look for the joyful moments. Outbursts of laughter are oscillations of grace. The reverberations of humanity render us usable vessels of communicable grace. Find a good book or tell a tall tale. Memories are a thing of the past, while memories are the thing for the future, and they are joyfully being made in the present.


God deals out joy in the present.

Release the past. Enjoy this season.


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