A Season of Color
Just mention the word Fall and dozens of memories flood my mind. Autumn has always been my favorite season of the year. Living in Wisconsin for most of my life (just a short 9-year stint in Minnesota), has given me such an appreciation of the beauty of Fall. I’m really not sure how people manage who live in areas of this world with just one season.
Though many people like the changing of seasons in nature, they are frightened with the changing of seasons in life. They grip so tightly to the present that it becomes traumatic when things change. I admit, change can be difficult, but not so difficult if we learn to go through these seasons with God. “There is a time for everything, and everything on earth has its special season.” God has a purpose and a season for everything under heaven and right now each of us is in one of his seasons.
This month, as you enjoy this season, embrace an attitude of gratitude in every area of your life. When you pray for family, friends, and country, remember places of war and those persecuted for his name’s sake. Pray for those less fortunate who have been victimized by natural disasters, crime, terrorism, war, and financial crises. Ask the Lord to show you what you can do to be a blessing and help those in need of comfort and provision. Continue to pray for wisdom and protection for our president and other government leaders. Ask God’s spirit to be at work in our church and send more laborers into his harvest fields here and abroad.