Leaves on the dogwood tree in the front yard have a red tinge and the air had a nip in it when Ray and I made an early morning trip to Cookeville yesterday (not for doughnuts this time). God had placed the earth and the sun in the perfect alignment for the first day of fall. The leaves that floated down in our path and the need for a light jacket confirmed it.
I love the changing seasons for many reasons. One is the assurance they give that God is taking care of us and keeping His promises.
After the flood, Noah built an altar and made a sacrifice to the Lord. God smelled the aroma and made some promises. One promise was:
While the earth remains,
Seedtime and harvest,
Cold and heat,
Summer and winter,
And day and night
Shall not cease.
He has kept that promise ever since. The falling leaves, the nip in the air, and all of the other wonders of fall remind us that He will keep His other promises, too.
I hope your children can drink in the beauty of fall very soon.
Let’s hold firmly
to the confession of our hope
for He who promised is faithful.