It's that beautiful time of year again when the air starts to cool, leaves turn golden and then fall to the ground and you know that autumn is in full swing. It won't be long though and then all things will turn blue with cold.
Yet on the opposite ends of the planet new buds will be forming, snow may be melting, and being outdoors is becoming a little more comfortable. The glory of spring is delivering hope of days in the sun to come.
Opposite ends, opposite experiences, opposite hopes and dreams. As the much as the seasons keep us opposite poles apart, so in life people are on opposite ends of their spiritual experiences. That can be tough to deal with. You could be laughing it up and enjoying the time of your life while someone else is going through the most life devastating experience.
That's when we need to remember that balance is important. When you are on the mountain top, don't lord it over others but use your season of victory to be an encouragement to others. When you are down in the valley, lift your eyes to the hills, because that is where your help comes from.... THE Lord!
Most of all, remember that from the mountains to the valley our praises must rise up to the Lord!