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Topic: Summer (the season) (07/09/09)
TITLE: The promise of summer
By Graham Starling
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The early months, the last of winter, are a distant memory of weak helplessness and waiting for life to begin in earnest.
Gone too are the frantic months of spring with their wild and urgent growth, their overwhelming passion, their smothering, green freshness.
Now come the long, languid, lazy days. A slowness and maturity enters each passing minute, a sedate wisdom that knows there is no race, no competition to life, just a gentle easing of each passing moment into the next.
For a brief while eternity touches the Earth and time stands still.
Resting in the shade, I watch the corn ripen into gold; the calves and lambs grow into their strength. The world is full of life and goodness, and for a while I can lose myself in the peace that overrides everything around me.
Soon enough the winds will blow cold, the leaves will turn russet and fall, the birds that serenade my rest will head south in search of warmer lands to spend the winter, and the ending of the year will stand as a stark reminder of my own mortality.
But I have a hope. When my own life reaches its shortest day, and winter descends into its darkest and coldest death, my Father, the creator of all that is good, will be there to breathe new life into me, and just as the year starts over, so also will I enter into that truly eternal summer.
So I have no fears or worries for the future, because even when my summer reaches its end and lifeís winter leaches the colour from my hair and etches ever deeper lines into my face, I shall watch the turning of the year and embrace each summer as Godís promise for my future.
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