“There is an occasion for everything, and a time for every activity under heaven:”Ecclesiastes 3:1
Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter: Four different seasons in a year, yet each one brings something different. The same thing happens in our lives too. It seems that the days turn into weeks, the weeks turn into months and then all of a sudden another year has gone by. Have you heard the saying that the days are long, but the years are short? I have had a lot of time to think about that during this season of staying at home. Having a high school senior, a college graduate and now planning a wedding has me wondering where the time has gone.
We start with a baby that has us consumed with eating and sleeping schedules, then before we know it there are baby dolls and Legos that transition to cell phones, driving and curfews. Just when we start to feel like we have this parenting gig down, one season of parenting closes and another one opens. As hard as it is sometimes as we watch our little ones grow up so fast and life change daily, we need to remember to embrace and treasure the season God has us in. Every moment of every season with our children is a blessing.
We are told in Ecclesiastes 3:1 “There is an occasion for everything, and a time for every activity under heaven:” We are then reminded in verses 2-8 of the different seasons of life and parenting, the times to weep, the times to cry, the times to embrace and the times not to, the times to mourn and the times to dance, the times to be silent and the times to speak, the times to keep and the times to let go. Each season can bring sadness and joy, but as we remain in Christ, He will be there to encourage and strengthen us to get through. He will be there to bring us peace and prepare us as we face the next season of parenting. No matter what season you are in or facing next, embrace it as the gift it is. You are right where God wants you to be.
In an effort to include your preschooler in your Sunday morning family worship activities, there is a link below with all of the material that your preschooler would have on a Sunday morning. I am so excited to be able to share this information with you. I love to watch their little faces as they learn about Jesus. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Here’s an activity pack for your preschooler to enjoy.