Fall, is a time for harvest.
Genesis 8:22 While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.
Personally, I love fall. After the intense heat of summer, it’s such a wonderful relief to begin experiencing cooler weather again.
On a fall morning, one may wake up to a light frost on the ground, the sun still shines warmly, but the air is cool. You walk outside and trees are a beautiful profusion of color. Deep reds, oranges, plums and yellows shine from fall flowers and the grass is a deeper color of green.
Just being outside in the autumn is invigorating and energizing.
The gardens are also bursting. The fields are yielding up their harvests. Is it any wonder that I love fall? Autumn is a good indicator of how the summer went. If the summer was dry, the harvest is poor; however if the summer had plenty of rain, and the right amount of sunshine, then the harvest is bound to be amazing!
The verse I chose for today is especially meaningful to me. In the world we live in, sameness is not appreciated, people are always searching for bigger, better, faster, and the next thing. However, our God is the same, yesterday, today and forever. To me, fall represents our forever God. While this earth remains, there will always be seasons. A time to plant, a time to grow, a time to harvest and a time to rest. Always, the same, never changing. Just. Like. God.
In our lives, autumn is also indicative of the summer. If, in spite of storms and heat, we can stay watered in the word of God and hide in him; then we can trust in a good harvest. Unlike the physical harvest though, where it is all gathered in before winter; the spiritual harvest of a person can continue on for many generations.
A person in their autumn years will likely never see their full harvest until after the sleep of winter, and the resurrection into eternal spring.