Seasons Quiz

Short explanation of the quiz

Fall

Fall is the in-between. It’s the tension-filled place between desire and fulfillment.

Fall embodies the tension of both, and. The world around us bursts with color, while the crispness in the air signals that change is coming. We feel both a relief and a resistance as our pace slows and we prepare for our world to change.

Fall is like approaching a yellow light at an intersection. It alerts us to slow down and ready ourselves for change. The fall season of waiting is when we learn to release the pain of unfulfilled desires and hold on to our hope and expectation. We have promises and we have longing. We have evidence and we have empty hands. We have joy and we have sorrow.

Fall is the in-between. It’s the tension-filled place between desire and fulfillment.

Winter

Waiting in winter involves less creature comforts, which challenges any superficiality and invites us to confront what we have been avoiding in other seasons. 

The cold can be unpleasant and uncomfortable, but that doesn’t mean it’s not useful. We associate the helpful with the comfortable and glibly discard our winter seasons assuming they have nothing to offer.

Waiting in winter involves less creature comforts, which challenges any superficiality and invites us to confront what we have been avoiding in other seasons. As the canopy of winter settles over our world, we can no longer outrun the invitation to pause and reflect.

Winter demands a slower pace because of conditions outside our control. Our questions, struggles, and unrefined natures lay as bare as the trees that surround us. This is when some of the deepest work takes place.

Spring

Just when we were sure winter would last forever, the breeze warms, the bud breaks forth, and the sun soothes.

Waiting in spring comes with some advantages. Looking around and seeing physical representations of life after a cold, dormant winter, we feel a growing sense of hope: Not all is lost. We are not forgotten. 

Just when we were sure winter would last forever, the breeze warms, the bud breaks forth, and the sun soothes. Spring brings the rejuvenation we so desperately need. We may still be waiting for areas of our lives to blossom, but we feel strengthened by the hopeful possibilities of spring.

Summer

We see hidden opportunities within our waiting. Opportunities to learn and grow.

Although summer may still be marked by waiting and carrying the daily weight of unfulfilled desires, childlike wonder reminds us anything is possible.

In different seasons, hope might have felt like an illusion or a myth. But in summer, hope draws us close, bringing an overwhelming sense of relief. We see hidden opportunities within our waiting. Opportunities to learn and grow. 

We saw only shut doors in other seasons, but here we discern every “no” and “not yet” as opportunities to practice waiting with hope.