“As long as the earth exists, seed-time and harvest, cold and hot, summer and autumn, day and night will not cease” (Genesis 8:22, Common English Bible).
Today, my congregation is serving lunch to the teachers of our community. That really isn’t what this blog post is about other than to say, putting on such an event requires an early start, much earlier than my normal rising and getting to work time.
When I got up I went and let Bishop (Bishop is my 17 pound mixed-breed dog pound dog) outside. I noticed a change in the air. It was actually cool outside. I didn’t think much more about it until twenty minutes later when I went from the parsonage to the church. It was definitely MUCH cooler outside. If it were that cool every morning I might not balk so about getting out of bed. It was truly delightful.
Living in southeast Texas I know I am going to have hot days far more often than cool days. We probably have more cold (OK, cold to us) days than cool days. Such makes the days that are cool all the more wonderful.
When I was in the Navy I would hear people talk about loving living in places where they could see the change of seasons. I guess I can understand that, particularly after feeling the weather this morning.
The calendar said fall a few weeks back. In Texas the calendar didn’t tell our weather because it was still summer here. But today, we have fall.
The Scripture reminds us that God will keep sending the seasons. This verse is a part of God’s promise to not destroy the earth again by flood and here God promises we will have the hot and cold, the seed-time and harvest. There they are, the four seasons just as God planned.
Though we can certainly enjoy it, I don’t really think God made the season for us to enjoy. God made the season to renew the earth. Our enjoyment is an added bonus. And, on delightful days such as today, boy do we find the real bonus.
So, with that, I think I will get off this computer, go outside and enjoy an absolutely beautify Texas fall day. I hop you will too.
Have a blessed day in the Lord.
Grace and Peace,
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