This morning was no exception with the crispness in the air here in northern Louisiana. After such hot and humid summers, the new time change and cooler Fall air are truly welcomed! I’ve noticed the trees in the woods across from our house are just beginning to turn in the bright yellow and orange colors and they are simply beautiful. What an awesome God to have master-minded the whole changing of seasons!
Here is an excerpt from our hospital’s internal magazine: “Fall is the flip side of spring. As winter approaches, nature goes through a time of decline until life seems to disappear. But in the Spring, all that appeared dead comes to life. Although fall and spring appear opposites, they have one key ingredient: change. These seasons remind us that change is inevitable. No matter how hard we might try to avoid change, it comes. The seasons teach us that change is necessary. The spring cannot bring new growth unless the old dies away in the fall. Hopefully we can learn a life lesson from nature and accept the changes that occur.”
So all this talk has lead me to the thing that I am most thankful for today and that is: Fall. I am thankful for its crispness and its hues. I am thankful for the anticipation of what appears dead to becoming new once again.
“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold all things are become new” 2 Corinthians 5:17.