The song ‘seasons’ by Hillsong worship is from a christmas album, but it appeals to a current season in my life so I’m just gonna write.
It speaks of seasons, patience and perseverance in our walk as beings and Christians.
I’ve had to do a lot of this annoying thing in my life – wait. Sometimes, it’s like God knows how much I want everything to work right now, and he’s like ‘yeah, let’s make this thing drag a little, and come just at the right time’, lol, and it frustrates the heck out of me.
Some of these things I have waited for, are things I thought were so essential, I’d die without them. I could see the promise, I could see the word, but it wasn’t showing in my life. Everything I was seeing in the physical was different from different from what I knew was to, and would be. But in the end they’ve all taught me something. It’s that the only destination is Jesus, and even in him – there’s still a season to come. It grounds you, and unearths you still, because it makes you know that ‘there’ is never a ‘there’. Ever.
Looking at life from the viewpoint of patience has made me see Jesus and salvation in a whole new light too. Imagine how frustrating it is to be on a cross to die when you know you are to rise and save the world. The thing is, you know you’ll rise, and be seated at the right hand of God, but that doesn’t stop you from asking ‘Lord, why hast thou forsaken me?’ It doesn’t stop you from asking if he can just let this cup pass over you if it’s his will, when you very much know it’s not his will. It didn’t stop Jesus. He understood seasons, much more than I do and so he ranted like I sometimes do, but he survived and rose again on the third day. So I will rise.
It doesn’t stop there, he still has to keep waiting cos now those he shed his blood for have refused to accept him, and so he has to keep working to convince them that his sacrifice was worth it. That they’re worth his death, and much more, that they’re worth his life. He has to deal with a world where there are hurricanes, and there are earthquakes killing his very own, knowing that he can just end it all, but choosing to wait, because he knows that the prize is worth the current times, and looking forward to the day when he will wipe the tears away from their eyes and give them forever hugs, where there will be no more pain, and so he waits.
He could have saved us in a second, but he sent a child, to help us understand the process. That the world fell in a second, but it takes His world to make it rise again. He taught us that sometimes you have to rise and fall to keep rising, that from the death of one comes the life of all, and that no matter what it is we’re going through, it’s just for a season and it will get better.
When you’re tempted to despair, and run from it all, as hard as this may seem I want you to do what he who did the hardest did – remember the promise. Remember that there’s Isaac coming, and that he’s the son of the promise. Remember that on the third day you will rise again. I want you to consciously look at that book where you wrote what God told you three or five years ago. Look at it and go back to work. Adjust whatever you need to, leave whoever and whatever you need to, move all you have to, forgive yourself for failing yesterday if you have to, but by all means get to work, because your season is here soon. Just before another season starts.
Read the lyrics of the song below, click on this link to listen as you read, and rejoice because soon, your season will come, and you’ll realise that these times you detest were part of that beautiful season. – Bimpe
Seasons by Hillsong Worship
Like the frost on a rose
Winter comes for us all
Oh how nature acquaints us
With the nature of patience
Like a seed in the snow
I’ve been buried to grow
For Your promise is loyal
From seed to sequoia
Though the winter is long even richer
The harvest it brings
Though my waiting prolongs even greater
Your promise for me like a seed
I believe that my season will come
Lord I think of Your love
Like the low winter sun
As I gaze I am blinded
In the light of Your brightness
Like a fire to the snow
I’m renewed in Your warmth
Melt the ice of this wild soul
Till the barren is beautiful
I can see the promise
I can see the future
You’re the God of seasons
I’m just in the winter
If all I know of harvest
Is that it’s worth my patience
Then if You’re not done working
God I’m not done waiting
You can see my promise
Even in the winter
Cause You’re the God of greatness
Even in a manger
For all I know of seasons
Is that You take Your time
You could have saved us in a second
Instead You sent a child
And when I finally see my tree
Still I believe there’s a season to come
Like a seed You were sown
For the sake of us all
From Bethlehem’s soil
Grew Calvary’s sequoia
– Hillsong Worship
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