21 He changes times and seasons; he deposes kings and raises up others.
He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning.
24 They do not say to themselves, ‘Let us fear the Lord our God,
who gives autumn and spring rains in season, who assures us of the regular weeks of harvest.’
19 He made the moon to mark the seasons, and the sun knows when to go down.
September 22nd was the first day of Fall this year. Fall is absolutely my favorite season of the year. Although it hasn’t arrived just yet, I love the crisp Fall air and all that comes with Fall.
However, this year most of the things that come with Fall may have some restrictions due to COVID, and the need for social distancing. Football games, Fall Festivals and even some family gatherings will look
different this year.
How wonderful that even though we may still have to stay inside for a bit longer, we can enjoy some of the great foods that come with Fall, such as a slice of warm pumpkin bread straight from the oven, or a slice of pumpkin pie. Let’s not forget that hot apple cider and hot chocolate are also considered real treats this time of year as well. I am sure we all have special memories as far back as our childhood of these wonderful treats that make this season special to us.
The other thing that is very special to me about this time of year, is looking at all of the beautiful Fall decorations that people adorn their porches with. The door wreaths are colorful and there are pumpkins, colorful mums, and bales of hay and the resemblance of Fall and Harvest season is everywhere.
My favorite thing of all is taking a drive to look at the trees as the leaves start to change colors. The vibrant hues of oranges, reds, and burgundy’s are just another testament to just how wonderful God is to give us so much beauty to admire as the seasons change. His power, His versatility, and His artistry are reflected in all that we see as the seasons change.
I hope that as this beautiful time of year lingers for a few more weeks, that you will take a minute and fully take in its beauty, and just stand in awe of God. He has given us so much to richly enjoy through nature, that it would be a shame to allow the busyness of life to cause us to miss the beauty of this season. Just look around at all that He has created for our enjoyment. Don’t you feel blessed? I know that I do, and I plan to enjoy every minute of it, and I hope that you will too.
3 There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: