Seasons come and seasons go. We know there are different seasons in the year. Although they vary, we pretty much know what to expect. But the "seasons" in our lives are different than the seasons of the year. In life there are seasons we get to do once and then it's over. Just as we cannot control the winds that gently remove the leaves from the oak tress nor the rain that washes away our plans to go on a bike ride, we cannot control some seasons in our lives. And some seasons will bring with them new people. Some will stay for multiple seasons and some just for a short while. It's as if God were orchestrating a beautiful play from heaven where we are merely His vessels in this performance called life. But seasons are never in vain. We will either learn something, teach someone something, and/or a little bit of both. It's during these times that God builds us up; whether through lessons of faith, courage, discipline, strength, encouragement and/or love. Undoubtedly some seasons are harder than others. Matters of the heart are never easy yet they are the most satisfying and edifying lessons a human can learn and experience. So as seasons change and people come in and out of your life, embrace, encourage and love on them just as Jesus commanded us to do. The length of their visit has no relevance on their impact. For you see you'll never fully understand the season until you understand the reason -- his name is Jesus. And we are never more like Him than when we love one another. I pray you learn how to live in each season and embrace it for what it has.