God's faithfulness in the changing seasons
The vivid colours of the sea, sky, villages and landscapes never cease to lift my spirits and inspire me to take pictures. While winter witnesses several grey, cloudy days with torrential rains to replenish the earth, we are mostly blessed with blue skies.
The winter skies are awe-inspiring; each day varying tones of blue and fascinating cloud formations paint the canvas above us.
As an island, Cyprus is also exposed to strong winds from the sea. How refreshing when the dusty atmosphere is replaced by gusts of fresh air!
The early sunrise lends several more hours of light to our winter days than in northern countries. It is not easy to predict when a spectacular scene will appear, but recently I captured the beauty of the morning sky from my balcony.
Cyprus is a land of splendid sunsets; the glory of the setting sun over the Mediterranean Sea can be seen most days.
As we observe the changing seasons, we remember the faithfulness of the God who controls this universe. The passage of time testifies to the truth of a promise made by God to Noah:
As long as the earth endures,
seedtime and harvest,
cold and heat,
summer and winter,
day and night
will never cease.
We are also assured of God's faithfulness in our lives. The Bible tells us He is faithful in forgiving our sins when we confess them to Him (1 John 1:9). Even when we are unfaithful, He remains faithful because He cannot deny Himself (2 Timothy 2:13). He is faithful in suffering (1 Peter 4:19) and will be our unchanging Friend to the end:
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
If you do not have a relationship with the faithful Author of your story, God the Father, come humbly before Him and ask for the forgiveness of your sins. The Lord Jesus died on the cross and shed His blood to bring us salvation through faith.
This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.
1 John 4:10 (NIV)