"Lazy, Crazy Days!" 10-2-2019
Years ago there was a popular song on the radio that explained what Summer was like: "Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of Summer!" Most of us enjoyed carefree days of summertime--no school, no homework; being with friends, going to the movies or the swimming pool, listening to music on the radio, dancing at parties, etc.
But now the season has changed for 2019. It is Autumn in October with cooler temperatures, leaves changing color on certain trees, luscious grapes and crisp apples, and wearing sweaters as we go to work or school. (OK, so South Carolina is still in the high 80's and lots of sunshine! That's why I live here.)
When the leaves turn a different color and start to fall from certain trees, we automatically know change has come. Each season has its own unique beauty. God created our world that way. We learn to adjust to the new season. Autumn has always been my favorite because of the rich orange, yellow, gold, brown and green colors, so easy to decorate my front door and the tables inside the house. I come alive when I am surrounded with Autumn's various shades.
The writer of Ecclesiastes 3 tells it like this: "There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven". (NAS)
When we are able to adjust to each changing season, we can live full lives. I have lived in many states in the USA, and enjoyed the variety of them all: Virginia, California, Florida, South Carolina, Colorado, Alabama, Louisiana, Missouri, and Arizona. (My husband was in the Air Force!)
Wherever we are planted, we must bloom and be the best example of God's creation. People need to see us be happy or contented where we reside. Discontented folks are not fun to be around! Let's all enjoy this colorful season this year, 2019. (5780 for our Jewish friends).
Love In His Grace, Anne S. Grace Gift of Grace Ministries firstname.lastname@example.org
"For by grace you have been saved...it is the gift of God" (Ephesians 2:8).