Seasons in Nature and Life

Seasons in Nature and Life

Spring, summer, autumn and winter 

Late winter daffodils

Late winter daffodils

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens…Ecclesiastes 3 v1

Within Christian traditions God is believed to have created the seasons for our physical, mental, emotional, spiritual well-being, and created humankind to live in tune with these seasons. In many different ways seasons in nature reflect the seasons of our lives and awareness of this offers vital keys to deepening understanding of God, ourselves and life’s up’s and downs. Parallels in nature can also be found with growth of our Christian character and values, relationships with others and the world around us. Read more...

Quiet days on themes inspired by seasons in nature: 

Living in connection with seasons enables people to discern rhythms and patterns that reflect God’s nature and speak of His love and purpose for people.

Processes in nature can provide inspiration and hope in the face of uncertainty and life’s challenges.  Not living with a seasonal rhythm in life, can leave us feeling disconnected, spiritually undernourished, and tired.

The rhythms and patterns of seasons in life can be daily, weekly, monthly, yearly or over a life-time. Celebrations offer structure and important markers in life’s journey for individuals, and church communities.  Church community life and individual spirituality is enriched by the celebration of festivals and feasts that reflect the seasons in nature, for example Rogation and Harvest.