Song of Solomon 2:11-12a declares,
“The winter is past, The rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth; The time of singing has come.” NKJV
I viewed this winter as severe, as I only remember seeing snow one time as I grew up in Mississippi. We have pulled our heavy coats tight around us when we ventured out. Even in our “warm” homes we cannot get really toasty. Now it is official. By the calendar winter is over even if the elements do not get the message.
In the spring we see the crocuses poke up their heads. Birds begin to visit our yards serenading with their beautiful songs. The buds on our bushes come out. Everywhere we see signs of new life. Our spirits are lifted! We sing.
There is a winter in the spirit described by some as “the dark night of the soul.” Many of us have faced dark days in our lives or in the lives of our loved ones. We thought we would never feel the light of Jesus or feel like singing again. We may have felt buried in our afflictions and problems.
In addition, our country is a disaster to the naked eye. Many areas have suffered calamities of nature. We are aware of the increasing disorder in our society embracing standards that are in direct conflict to God’s Word. How can we believe the time of singing has come when all of the signs of our world are so dismal?
The answer for this is found in Hebrews 12:2 which tells us to look to Jesus. We remember He says He will never leave us. (Hebrews 13:5). That alone is reason to sing.
We stay faithful to prayer, scripture study, and our devotion time, we witness where there is opportunity, and reflect Jesus where ever we go. Remember, there is great glory that awaits us in the next world. The season of great singing is coming! We determine to be faithful to the end of our journey.
“With faith and patience we inherit the promises.”