Where did September go? How is it already October 2?
If you remember, earlier this year, it seemed as though March and April were 16 years long…each. Yet, since then, time seems to be slipping by rather quickly. Like sand through an hourglass, you might say, if you’re willing to admit knowing that slightly aged soap opera reference.
It is now officially acceptable to enjoy all things pumpkin. The mums are starting to bloom. The cold nights make me fearful of an unexpected frost. I’ve already started settling into my comfy hooded sweatshirts—one of my favorite parts of fall.
As beautiful as fall is, it ultimately is a show of slow death. Yes, the leaves are lovely in their vibrant autumn colors, but it means they are dying, dropping to the ground for us to rake later. The grass prepares to hibernate. The hummingbirds disappear. The goldfinches lose their vivid golden color. The days are noticeably shorter. We are slowly inching into the darkness and deadness of winter.
In spite of the darkness that looms ahead, I appreciate this time of year. Without it, spring would not be so lovely and summer would not be so welcome. It reminds us of our Creator’s sovereignty over the seasons, and, more importantly, of His sovereignty over all of life.
So, if it’s a bit chilly by you, cozy up with a cup of tea and settle in to enjoy your somewhat slim week in review (kind of):
- Such a beautiful setting.
- Who is the true Israel of God?
- Sigh. Has 2020 just given us license to spew out crazy talk?
- Thoughts on the local church.
- Here’s your weekly dose of adorable.
- I am totally here for this. The Chicago Christkindlmarkt is always so much fun.
- Wow, why is this so rampant in professing Christendom?
- The decline of the novel.
- Did you see last night’s harvest moon?
There is no Jew or Greek, slave or free, male and female; since you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, heirs according to the promise.Galatians 3:28-29 (CSB)