“Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.”
~Lauren DeStefano, Wither
Today, September 23rd, is the first day of autumn. I love almost everything about this time of the year.
Autumn reminds me of homemade soup, sinking my teeth into a crispy fresh picked apple and snuggling beneath a cozy afghan.
Fall is my favorite time to take long walks and visit new places.
When I was a kid, autumn meant it was time to return to school. I always loved the first day of school, wearing new shoes and the new outfit Mom had let me pick out of the Montgomery Ward catalog. I couldn’t wait to dig into that brand-new box of crayons.
The Old Testament prophet, Joel, reminded people in his nation to rejoice in the autumn.
Be glad, people of Zion, rejoice in the Lord your God, for he has given you the autumn rains because he is faithful… (Joel 2:23 NIV)
This harvest season feels full of good reasons to give thanks.
Even though the official new year won’t arrive for another three plus months, there’s something about fall that feels like a new beginning. Recently, I read the blog of Krista Gilbert who said, “Fall is…a time of re-evaluation.” I agree wholeheartedly with this wise lady’s insight.
As we step into this new season, I hope you’ll join me and:
delight in the brilliance of changing colors;
exalt while strolling on crunchy, dry leaves;
rejoice in God’s goodness; and
reflect on and re-evaluate our next steps.
Blessings as you journey through Autumn 2019…
- Krista Gilbert <firstname.lastname@example.org> ↑