2016 has surely had it’s mix of seasons, but may we reflect on the purpose in Jesus Christ? Are we made softer by the rain? .. or have we allowed the storms to harden the soil of our hearts? Only faith can open the heart and allow us to grow and be made better through life’s seasons. Faith opens the curtains and lets in the light of morning . Faith puts a rainbow in the cloud and lets the sunrays line our dampened skies. Yet faith cannot grow unless the heart somehow finds a place of quiet rest.