Someone mentioned to me how depressing the trees in winter are. Their lush, colorful foliage on the ground leaving bare limbs reaching to the sky. But not all are so desolate. Remember the Christmas trees, and their like — EVERgreens. Green year round, and as such, their “time to shine” in winter. For some, Christmas trees are the only trees that exist. In homes and out, the vehicle of joy, life, and color.
Yet, don’t discount the bare seemingly “lifeless” trees. Dormancy brings rest and rejuvenation for their time to awaken in the spring. It is vital they “sleep” in winter. With this in mind, we should look at ourselves and others around us. We should remember, we all winter differently.
Who do you know that relishes the season and is in non-stop “North Pole” mode? Who do you know in winter that “hibernates” or shies away from the season? Winter, Christmas, and the holidays are different for each of us. Some people are on all the time, others are tucked away waiting for spring, and their time to shine. Let’s remember that a tree that looks dead, or someone not relishing in the season, just may mean, they’re getting ready for spring.
Genesis 8:22 – While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease.”