Fall is finally here!
Fall has always been my favorite time of the year. Emily Brontë’s poem, “Fall, Leaves, Fall,” tells of her love of fall:
“Fall, leaves, fall; die, flowers, away;
Lengthen day and shorten day;
Every leaf speaks bliss to me.
Fluttering from the autumn tree.”
When I was a little girl, I used to love to rake the leaves into huge piles and fall into the beautiful bundle of orange, red, green, and yellow leaves. The enemy would like me to continue associating one of my favorite times of the year with sorrow, grief, and pain.
I choose to celebrate the Fall that I love. The Fall that God created.
Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness.
2 Corinthians 9:10
God, the ultimate Master Artist, has beautifully designed the fall season. Unlike the green trees of spring:
I love the color palette of red, orange, and yellows of fall leaves.
The crunching sound of the fallen leaves as I walk is like music.
The refreshing feel of the crisp cool air upon my face slightly tingles my cheeks.
The warmth of the nighttime bond fires and the crackling sounds of the fire burning.
I cannot forget it; it’s boots and sweater weather.
Fall is a season of transformation. We are transforming from the seasons of new beginnings to the seasons of contemplation and reflection. It is a season for thanks, giving, and gratitude that will lead us into the season of faith, hope, and giving.
Let’s not allow ourselves to fall into a season of despair and hopelessness. Let us CHOOSE to focus on what is good in our lives. The good things that God has done and will continue to do in our lives. My brother/Pastor said,
“The Lord has written the full chapters of our lives.
We need to walk in the good that He has already done.
We need to have that right now, faith. Jesus is trustworthy.”
Minister Kai Brown
Every season presents its challenges, the storms of Spring, the unbearable heat of Summer, and the cold, snow, and ice of Winter. However, the beauty of fall gives me hope. Fall is not dead or dying; Fall is a beginning as the sun rises and sets on picturesque views of the season. We will reflect on the past year and determine where we need to adjust our focus for the following year.
Enjoy this beautiful Fall season of transformation and reflect on what’s good in your life.
I love you all!