Last night was the first frost of the season. The official end of summer isn’t for another week, but this unpleasant turn of events marked the end of the gardening season for some plants. We got home from church last night and my wife ran out to the garden to pick the peppers, cantaloupe, and other few plants that wouldn’t make it through the hard frost. “You’re on your own!” she said to the straggling tomatoes that weren’t quite ripe.
The idea is that everything has its season, and that that season eventually ends. Ecclesiastes says Ecclesiastes 3:1-2: “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted.” This hard frost was the end of the gardening season for some plants. The first snowfall will be the end of gardening season for others. Eventually we will have the end of jacket weather, and eventually we will have the end of grilling weather.
But all these seasons are part of a larger season called life. A famous missionary once said this: “Only one life will soon be past. Only what’s done for Christ will last.” We have one life to live, and then eternity. It is in this life that we must discover what the Bible says about God, our souls, and eventually our destination.
Concerning that destination, God says this in His Word: “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.” It is in this life we must believe in the only name under heaven that can save us if we are to have hope of the life to come.
Don’t miss the opportunity that this season affords.