Every Season Shows God’s Love

Most days, for the last 11 months, I have taken a walk on the Ohio to Erie Trail across the street from our house.  I walk first thing in the morning, mostly because if I put it off, I tend to find excuses not to do it.  I usually do a three-mile loop through the park and along the trail.  I listen to music or podcasts, pray, and sometimes talk on the phone to friends.  I love these quiet 45 minutes that start my day off right.

I loved seeing the seasons change over the last year.  Yes, I had some days where I really didn’t want to go out, especially when I knew the path would be cold and the path would be icy.  But, no matter what the weather, I was always glad I walked.  I saw deer, chipmunks, racoons, and hundreds of birds.  I rejoiced in the blooming flowers and their stunning fragrance:  multi-flora rose, honeysuckle, wisteria, lilac.  And I saw God’s love in his attention to detail in every season.

Every morning I walked I stopped at a particular marker and took a picture.  Now I have almost a year’s worth of pictures, and I wanted to share them with you.  I’m not including all of them – there are over 260!  Instead, I have created a little slide show that shows all the seasons but doesn’t last too long.  I timed it to go with Nicole Nordman’s song “Every Season.”  You can click on the link for the song, but to keep it playing, it has to be in a separate window.  Here is the link another way if you want to cut it and paste it into another window:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9DDJdgl3pE

The trail across the street has been a great blessing during every season of this pandemic year.  And seeing the changing seasons reminds me of the many blessings God gives us in every season of our lives.