To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven.
It is very hard for me to watch the memorial programs about 9/11, it was a very painful season for me. My husband was very ill with a condition that caused him to pass away only a few months later. I was burning the candle at both ends, working, taking care of him and running a household. When I look back now I marvel at how the Lord took care of me. Many times I wanted to throw up both hands and scream…and yet each day that I awoke God gave me new strength to carry on.
So when I think of the families that the 9/11 tragedy left behind, my heart grieves with them, yes, even after 10 years. And yet I hear the Lord saying that even though it was a season of pain and sorrow, it must be given to Him so that He can store it properly. Of course we will never forget…after nearly 10 years, I feel as if my husband’s passing was yesterday at times. But unless we give that season to Him we will never be able to go forward.
Each season has a purpose, the spring to bring about new growth, the summer to help things grow for harvest, the autumn to complete the harvest and prepare nature to rest and winter a time to kill off all those bad things (germs) and complete the resting period for the next season. Each season must be processed in order for the next one to come.