Someone made the observation that just as there are four seasons of the year, so there are four seasons of life.
First, we are children to our parents. Then we become parents to our children. With the passing of time we become parents to our parents. Finally we become children to our children.
The striking thing about these seasons is how quickly they pass, how rapidly we move from one season of life to the next. James in Scripture says, “What is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time and then vanish away. Which of life’s four seasons are you in today? Children of your parents, parents of your children, parents to your parents, or children to your children. Once we understand the brevity of life we have a powerful motivation to redeem the time.
Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.